Racial, ethnic diversity increases yet again with the 117th Congress
124 lawmakers today identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American, a 97% increase over the 107th Congress of 2001-02.
Economy and COVID-19 Top the Public’s Policy Agenda for 2021
There are wide partisan gaps over most of the 19 items asked about – particularly addressing racial issues and dealing with global climate change.
Black Americans have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain
Kamala Harris’ election represented an advance in the progress Black Americans have made in recent decades in political leadership.
The State of Online Harassment
Roughly four-in-ten Americans have experienced online harassment, with half of this group citing politics as the reason they think they were targeted. Growing shares face more severe online abuse such as sexual harassment or stalking
Black voters were most likely to say November election was run very well
Black voters were more likely to say the 2020 election was administered very well both nationally and locally.
Racial and ethnic gaps in the U.S. persist on key demographic indicators
The charts below allow for comparisons between racial or ethnic groups over time on a range of measures including educational attainment, household income, life expectancy and others. You may select any two groups at a time for comparison.
Black, Latino and Asian Americans have been key to Georgia’s registered voter growth since 2016
The number of Black registered voters in Georgia increased the most among all major racial and ethnic groups between 2016 and 2020.
Black eligible voters have accounted for nearly half of Georgia electorate’s growth since 2000
Georgia’s changing electoral makeup has been the focus of renewed attention in the 2020 election cycle.
Social media continue to be important political outlets for Black Americans
These platforms have served as venues for political engagement and social activism for many years, especially for Black Americans.
20 striking findings from 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 20 striking findings from our studies, covering notable trends that emerged during the year.
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