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1 In 10 Still Support Discrimination Against African-Americans On Religious Grounds

25th May 1961:  A police sign for a 'white only' waiting room at the bus station in Jackson, Mississippi.  (Photo by William
25th May 1961: A police sign for a 'white only' waiting room at the bus station in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo by William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images)

One in 10 Americans believe small business owners should be free to refuse to serve or do business with African-Americans on religious grounds, according to a new poll.

A survey released this week by the Public Religion Research Institute finds that strong majorities of Americans reject the idea that businesses should be legally allowed to refuse to serve either African-American, Jewish, gays and lesbians, or atheists, but a small portion of the country still believes you should be able to.

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