Reuters/Ipsos and UVA poll show findings after Charlottesville rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Reuters/Ipsos released a poll this morning in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics in the aftermath of the neo-Nazi rally and counter-protest that occurred in Charlottesville on August 12.

Reuters/Ipsos stated that over 5,000 people responded to the majority of the questions.

It finds there is relatively little national endorsement of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, but there is support for certain ideas expressed by extremist groups.

Nearly a third of respondents agreed that the country needs to "protect and preserve its White European heritage."

34% disagreed while another 29% took neither position.

The findings also found backing for keeping Confederate monuments in place, which has become a national interest in many communities.

In a question regarding the Confederate monuments:

• 57% said that Confederate monuments should remain in public spaces while 26% said they should be removed.

• Among African Americans, 54% said all monuments should be removed, and 25% were inclined to keep them all.

• Whites differed with 67% saying that monuments should stay and 19% favoring removal.

The full results and methodology are available here.