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.
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.
While a slight majority of Americans think it is generally unacceptable to use blackface in a Halloween costume, about one-in-three say it is acceptable at least sometimes.
Data from the past 50 years reveal the upward yet uneven trajectory of black political leadership in America.
U.S. suburbs are evenly divided politically, but some have a clear Democratic or Republican tilt. Poverty has increased more sharply in the suburbs than in urban or rural counties.
About six-in-ten Americans say higher education in the United States is going in the wrong direction. Republicans and Democrats are worlds apart on why.
Despite widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans across community types have a lot in common in key facets of their lives.
While eight-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by the sex they were assigned at birth, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (64%) take the opposite view and say a person’s gender can be different from the sex they were assigned at birth.
Establishing the interviewer’s perceived race or ethnicity is essential to understanding how it might affect the respondent’s answers to survey questions.