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Poll Finds Some in NC Wish the South had Won

By Michelle Bliss

04-27-11 – The Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago, but according to a poll released this week from Public Policy Polling, more than 20% of people in North Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi say they wish the Confederacy had won.

To be exact, 21% in North Carolina, 23% in Georgia, and 27% of poll participants in Mississippi say they're unhappy that the South lost. Dustin Ingalls is the assistant director of Public Policy Polling. He says the study was conducted over the past month and includes about 800 participants in both Georgia and Mississippi, along with another 500 in North Carolina.

"North Carolina and Georgia have seen a lot of immigration from other parts of the country than Mississippi has, and so, I think those states have become more modern in a sense on social issues."

In a separate study released earlier this month, Public Policy Polling found that more than 20% of participants in all three states say they believe that interracial marriage should be illegal.

See the full poll results.