Gallup: 67% of Americans Oppose Cash-Payment Reparations to Descendants of Slaves

By Michael W. Chapman | July 31, 2019 | 10:37am EDT

( -- A new survey shows that 67% of American adults oppose making cash-payment reparations to black Americans who are the descendants of slaves. Only 29% said cash-reparations should be made.

In the telephone survey conducted June 19-July 12, Gallup asked, "Do you think the government should -- or should not -- make cash payments to black Americans who are descendants of slaves?"


Twenty-nine percent of all Americans said the payments should be made and 67% said they should not be made. Four percent said they did not know or refused to answer.

Along political lines, 92% of Republicans said no to cash-reparations, as did 47% of Democrats. Also, 65% of Independents said no to reparations. 

Only 49% of Democrats support cash-reparations to the descendants of slaves. 

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