ReligionJanuary 30, 2009

A Religious Portrait of African-Americans

While the U.S. is generally considered a highly religious nation, African-Americans are markedly more religious on a variety of measures than the U.S. population as a whole, including level of affiliation with a religion, attendance at religious services, frequency of prayer and religion’s importance in life.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 7, 2009

Gains Seen On Minority Discrimination — But Little Else

As Obama prepares to take office, majorities say the country is losing ground on many key issues, especially economic ones.

Pew Research CenterJuly 14, 2008

Obama’s Black Audience

Are critics like Jesse Jackson more — or less — in touch with the African American public? A look at what survey data tell us about black attitudes and priorities.

U.S. PoliticsJune 11, 2008

Most Americans See a Black Nominee as Important for Country

A solid majority say the nomination of an African American for president is important to the country, but racial and partisan divisions exist on the significance of Obama’s historical achievement.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 27, 2008

Obama Speech on Race Arguably Biggest Event of Campaign

Fully 85% of Americans say they heard about Obama’s speech, and 70% have heard more about him in the last week than any other candidate. The impact of events on Obama’s image appears to be mixed.

Media & NewsMarch 18, 2008

Racial Tensions Roil Democrats’ Media Narrative

Maybe the good news for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama last week was that the problems of another Democrat — Eliot Spitzer — generated almost as much media attention as they did.

Pew Research CenterMarch 5, 2008

Tracking the Race Factor

This week’s primaries show that, results in Wisconsin aside, pre-primary polls may either over- or underestimate support for Obama depending on state racial demographics.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 7, 2008

Super Tuesday Results Suggest Race Card May Be A Joker in the Primary Deck

Race still plays a role in U.S. politics but it showed up in surprising ways in tallies from Democratic primary elections so far this year.

January 31, 2008

Do Blacks and Hispanics Get Along?

In general the nation’s two largest minorities think well of each other, but there are some important differences, a Pew survey finds.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 28, 2008

The South Carolina Democratic Primary in Black and White

This time, the pre-election polls understated Barack Obama’s support among both white and black voters.