Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Pop Quiz

Fill in the blank.

In 1958, nine years before the Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia that miscegenation laws were unconstitutional, Gallup polled people about interracial marriages.

_____% of Whites opposed them.

no cheating.

...and the winner is... 94%! (it's also frequently reported as 96%. I think 94% is the right number).

It isn't clear if this is just personal disapproval or support for legal restrictions.