Black adults are about five times as likely as whites to say they’ve been unfairly stopped by police because of their race or ethnicity.
There were 1,501 black prisoners for every 100,000 black adults in 2018, down sharply from 2,261 black inmates per 100,000 black adults in 2006.
Around half of Hispanics say they or someone in their household has taken a pay cut or lost a job – or both – because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
In 1965, America’s verdict on Selma was clear: Polling showed the public clearly siding with the demonstrators, not with the state of Alabama.
Americans continue to see widespread discrimination against groups in the U.S., including Muslims, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, women, Jews and blacks.
Racial and ethnic minorities are more likely than white Americans to say it’s acceptable for professional athletes to publicly address political issues.
Around a quarter of college faculty in the U.S. were nonwhite in fall 2017, compared with 45% of students.
About six-in-ten Hispanics have experienced discrimination because of their race or ethnicity, though their experiences vary by skin color.
Black adults are particularly likely to say slavery continues to have an impact: More than eight-in-ten say this is the case.
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.