For our opinions, we created a survey and gave it to many people. That includes the staff at our school: Attucks Middle. We also sent surveys to people who live in various states (including South Carolina), state governors, mayors, the first lady, the vice-president, and even our president, Bill Clinton. We graphed the results.
In our surveys, you will see, many people have different opinions about this topic. Some people think that the flag should be take down, and some don't. Some people support it, and some don't. Below, you will see our survey. What's your opinion?
We are students from the 6-2 team that are creating a web site for the ThinkQuest Jr. contest. Our topic is about the controversy over the Confederate Flag in South Carolina. Please take the time to answer our questions and give us your opinion. Your thoughts are very important to us. Thank you in advance.
ThinkQuest Jr. Team Red
-What do you think about the Confederate Flag being flown over the Statehouse Capitol Building in South Carolina?
__Don't Care __Slightly Offended __Offended __Highly Offended
_Are you offended by the Confederate Flag?
_Some people say the flag is an offensive symbol because it represent's slavery bigotry. Do you agree with this?
-Do you think that the flag should be taken down?
_Where were you born, state, or country?
-What is your race?
__Asian-American __African-American __Caucasian __Hispanic-American __Other
-How old are you?
__19 or younger __20-40 __40-60 __60 or older
-Do you think the Confederate Flag has any value today? If yes, explain.
*If you have any information on this topic please write it on the back of this paper!
At first we agreed that the flag wasn't in OUR state so maybe we should not get too worried about it. Then two things happened:
1. We found out that the Confederate Flag was flown in Florida
2. We learned about the common good.
We also feel that since we will be voting in just six years, we have a right to keep informed. If you want a flag to fly on a lawn, go to the store, buy one, and fly it on your home lawn. Save the state house lawn for "We the people".