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 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.
Data from the past 50 years reveal the upward yet uneven trajectory of black political leadership in America.
The charts below show the distributions of white, black, Hispanic and Asian adults in the U.S. by their incomes in 1970 and 2016.
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.
Blacks who work in science, technology, engineering and math fields are more likely than STEM workers from other racial or ethnic backgrounds to say they have faced discrimination on the job. They also stand out in their views about workplace diversity.