Majority of Mississippi residents want to change state flag, poll says

An opinion poll released Wednesday finds that 55 percent of voters favor changing the current flag, which incorporates the Confederate battle flag, while 41 percent oppose it…

Support for changing the flag rose to 72 percent when the alternative presented was a “state seal flag” that includes the motto “In God We Trust,” which was first adopted as the official U.S. motto by Congress in 1956.

The latest poll represents a major shift in public opinion on the issue. The group conducted a nearly identical poll in January 2019 and found that 54 percent opposed changing the flag, with only 43 percent in favor.