How does the public view Columbus?

Over the centuries, Columbus has been admired by the Americans as an explorer, whose discovery set the base for later immigration and formation of the United States. But opposite voice always exists, and now they’re getting stronger as a revisionist point of view began to influence narratives about Columbus in American history books. Researchers led by Howard Schuman conducted a national survey about Americans’ opinions toward Christopher Columbus.

Schuman, Howard, et al. “Elite Revisionists and Popular Beliefs: Christopher Columbus, Hero or Villain?” Public Opinion Quarterly, vol. 69, issue. 1, 2005, pp. 2-29.