Most value racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace, but few want employers to consider race or ethnicity in hiring and promotion decisions.
Certain black Americans – particularly those who are college educated or male – are more likely to say they’ve faced certain situations because of their race.
Blacks have long outnumbered whites in U.S. prisons. But a significant decline in the number of black prisoners has narrowed the gap.
Millennials are the largest adult generation in the United States, and the American family continues to change.
Many Americans say the country hasn’t gone far enough in giving black people equal rights with whites. Most believe slavery continues to impact black people’s status.
Most Americans (65%) – including majorities across racial and ethnic groups – say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since Trump was elected president.
The few dozen schools with ultra-low admission rates may dominate the discussion, but most colleges and universities admit most who apply to them.
Most Americans anticipate widespread job automation in the future, and they generally foresee more negative than positive effects from these advances.
In 2018, women earned 85% of what men earned. The wage gap was somewhat smaller for adults ages 25 to 34 than for all workers 16 and older.
Majorities of Americans foresee widening income gaps, tougher financial times for older Americans and intensifying political divisions.