Report: Extremist groups decreasing in number in U.S. – CNN.com

| February 27, 2014

Report: U.S. hate groups decreasing in number

By Elizabeth Landau, CNNMembers of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 2009.

Members of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 2009.

(CNN) — Far-right extremist groups had been on the rise, particularly in reaction to President Obama’s election in 2008 and the financial crisis around the same time. But now, hate group prevalence is taking a downward turn, according to a report released Tuesday.

The number of hate groups declined 7% from 2012 to 2013, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in the report.

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