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Poll Shows Virginians Split on if MLK's Dream Realized

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August 26, 2013

A new poll shows that Virginians are divided on whether the ideals in the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech have been realized.

Quinnipiac University released the results of the poll on Monday, which shows that 45 percent of participants say people today are judged mainly on the color of their skin.

Forty-four percent say people are judged mainly on the content of their character.

Black and white Virginians were divided on whether people are and will be judged on skin color or their character.

The poll shows 60 percent of Virginians believe their children will live in a nation where they are judged by mainly on their character. Thirty percent say they'll be judged mainly on skin color.

The survey of 1,589 Virginia adults has a plus-or-minus 2.5 percentage point error margin.

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