February 21, 2008

African Americans View the Future

44%

Fewer than half of all African Americans (44%) now say they think life for blacks will get better in the future, down from the 57% who said so in a 1986 survey.

A Pew survey finds African Americans less optimistic about the future than at any time over the last two decades; looking ahead, fewer than half of all blacks (44%) say they think life for blacks will get better in the future, down from the 57% who said so in a 1986 survey. Whites have a different perspective. While they, too, have grown less sanguine about black progress, a majority of whites (56%) say life for blacks in this country will get better in the future. Read More