Fact Tank Aug. 27, 2015

Remembering Katrina: Wide racial divide over government’s response

Ten years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,000 people. From the start, the tragedy had a powerful racial component – images of poor, mostly black New Orleans residents stranded on rooftops and crowded amid fetid conditions in what was then the Louisiana Superdome.

Aug. 19, 2015

Exploring Racial Bias Among Biracial and Single-Race Adults: The IAT

To overcome the obstacles of measuring racial attitudes, Pew Research Center conducted an Implicit Association Test (IAT), a technique that psychologists say measures subconscious or “hidden” bias by tracking how quickly individuals associate good and bad words with specific racial groups.

Aug. 10, 2015

5 facts about America’s students

Today’s American students are more diverse, and on track to be better educated, than their parents and grandparents.

U.S. Politics Aug. 5, 2015

Across Racial Lines, More Say Nation Needs to Make Changes to Achieve Racial Equality

Over the past year, there has been a substantial rise in the share of Americans — across racial and ethnic groups — who say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites.

Fact Tank Aug. 4, 2015

In the news industry, diversity is lowest at smaller outlets

Minorities are still underrepresented at U.S. news organizations, especially when it comes to the places that would-be journalists traditionally try to break into the business: smaller local TV and newspaper outlets.

Fact Tank Jul. 27, 2015

The most and least racially diverse U.S. religious groups

The nation’s population is growing more racially and ethnically diverse – and so are many of its religious groups, both at the congregational level and among broader Christian traditions.

Jul. 14, 2015

Black child poverty rate holds steady, even as other groups see declines

The share of American children living in poverty has declined slightly since 2010 as the nation’s economy has improved. But the poverty rate has changed little for black children, the group most likely to be living in poverty.

Jul. 10, 2015

‘Mestizo’ and ‘mulatto’: Mixed-race identities among U.S. Hispanics

When asked if they identify as “mestizo,” “mulatto” or some other mixed-race combination, one-third of U.S. Hispanics say they do.

Jul. 1, 2015

Share of counties where whites are a minority has doubled since 1980

As of last summer, 364 counties, independent cities and other county-level equivalents (11.6% of the total) did not have non-Hispanic white majorities – the most in modern history.

Jun. 29, 2015

In greater Dallas area, segregation by income and race

Income segregation has increased over the past 30 years in 27 of the 30 largest U.S. metro areas. There were clear divisions between low-income and middle- and upper-income areas, as well as along racial lines.