Across the surveyed countries, opinion varies widely about the value of diversity. But interacting with people of different backgrounds is related to more positive attitudes about the role of diversity in society.
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.
Americans continue to see widespread discrimination against groups in the U.S., including Muslims, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, women, Jews and blacks.
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.
Most American adults (82%) say Muslims are subject to at least some discrimination in the U.S. today, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March – including a majority (56%) who say Muslims are discriminated against a lot.
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.
Today, 64% of Americans say Jews face at least some discrimination, a 20-percentage-point increase from 2016. Partisans are divided in their views of discrimination against Jews – and many other groups.
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.