Fact TankJanuary 11, 2017

Key findings on how police view their jobs amid protests and calls for reform

A new Pew Research Center nationwide survey of 7,917 police officers focuses on a wide range of topics about policing, including how police view their jobs, officers’ experiences in the field and how these fatal encounters have impacted the way they do their jobs.

Fact TankNovember 21, 2016

Many voters, especially blacks, expect race relations to worsen following Trump’s election

Voters are far more pessimistic about progress in race relations under Donald Trump than they were after Barack Obama’s election eight years ago, and the shift has been particularly striking among blacks.

September 29, 2016

The Racial Confidence Gap in Police Performance

Blacks and whites in the U.S. disagree over police performance and differ on the causes of fatal encounters between blacks and police.

Fact TankJuly 18, 2016

Sharp differences over who is hurt, helped by their race

Blacks and whites differ on the extent to which a person’s race can be a burden or a benefit. For blacks, the answer is clear: 65% say “it is a lot more difficult to be black in this country than it is to be white.” Fewer than half as many whites (27%) agree.

Fact TankJuly 13, 2016

Is treatment of minorities a key election issue? Views differ by race, party

Clinton backers are nearly twice as likely as those who support Donald Trump to say the treatment of minorities is very important to their 2016 decision (79% vs. 42%).

Fact TankJuly 8, 2016

How Americans view the Black Lives Matter movement

General awareness of Black Lives Matter is widespread among black and white U.S. adults, but attitudes about the movement vary considerably between groups.

Fact TankJuly 7, 2016

Biggest share of whites in U.S. are Boomers, but for minority groups it’s Millennials or younger

There were more 24-year-olds in the U.S. than people of any other age in 2015. But for white Americans, 55 was the most common age.

Fact TankJune 28, 2016

Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain

In 1965, there were no black senators or governors, and just six House members were black. By 2015, there was more representation in some areas but little change in others.

June 27, 2016

On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.

Fact TankJune 27, 2016

5 key takeaways about views of race and inequality in America

There are profound differences between black and white Americans in how they view the current state of race relations and racial equality and in the ways they experience day-to-day life.