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 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.
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.
Certain black Americans – particularly those who are college educated or male – are more likely to say they’ve faced certain situations because of their race.
Blacks have long outnumbered whites in U.S. prisons. But a significant decline in the number of black prisoners has narrowed the gap.
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.
Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than most other Americans to read scripture regularly and to view it as the word of God.
Nearly eight-in-ten black Americans identify as Christian, compared with 70% of whites, 77% of Latinos and just 34% of Asian Americans.
More than 40 million blacks live in the United States, making up around 13% of the nation’s population. Here are five facts about the U.S. black population today, drawn from Pew Research Center studies in the last year.