There is also a significant partisan split on the issue, with 60% of Republicans approving of southern states allowing Confederate flags on license plates and 57% of Democrats disapproving. 

Partisan differences are even greater when it comes to the question of whether or not the Confederate flag is a symbol of southern pride or of racism. Overall, Americans tend to say that it is a symbol of southern pride (41%) rather than racism (31%) but among Democrats 50% say it is a symbol of racism while 28% say it symbolizes southern pride. Among Republicans 63% see it as symbol of pride in the south while only 12% see it more as a symbol of racism.