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.
The outbreak has altered life in the U.S. in many ways, but in key respects it has affected black and Hispanic Americans more than others.
Black Democrats have consistently seen themselves as moderate. They are also highly religious and more likely to say racism is a very big problem.
Racial categories, which have been on every U.S. census, have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the politics and science of the times.
About three-quarters of black adults in the U.S. say that being black is extremely or very important to how they think about themselves.
In 1965, America’s verdict on Selma was clear: Polling showed the public clearly siding with the demonstrators, not with the state of Alabama.
Black and Hispanic adults are more likely than whites to say they feel a need to change the way they talk around people of other races and ethnicities.
Black and Hispanic adults remain less likely than whites to own a computer or have high speed internet at home. But smartphones are helping to bridge these differences.
Black adults stand out for their trust in local news organizations, and they are more likely to feel connected to their main source of news.
Black adults are particularly likely to say slavery continues to have an impact: More than eight-in-ten say this is the case.