The Black population in the U.S. is diverse and growing. Our analysis explores the demographic characteristics of this population in 2019.
The U.S. Black population is growing. At the same time, how Black people self-identify is changing, with increasing shares considering themselves multiracial or Hispanic.
Nearly all Black Americans believe in God or a higher power. But what type of God do they have in mind?
Americans are much less likely to say there is discrimination against White people: 40% say White people face at least some discrimination.
The vast majority of religiously unaffiliated Black Americans believe in God and about half pray regularly, although few attend services.
About four-in-ten unemployed workers had been out of work for more than six months in February 2021, about double the share in February 2020.
81% of Black Americans consider the outbreak a major threat to public health and about half see it as a major threat to their personal health.
Kamala Harris embodies trends that have been unfolding over recent decades. As a result, many Americans can see themselves in her story.
Majorities of Black adults say predominantly Black churches have done at least some to help Black Americans.
Black American religious life is diverse, encompassing a wide range of religious affiliations, worship practices and beliefs.