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Key takeaways on Americans’ views on gender equality a century after U.S. women gained the right to vote
A majority of Americans say the country still hasn’t gone far enough in giving women equal rights with men.
Before COVID-19, many Latinos worried about their place in America and had experienced discrimination
About half of U.S. Hispanics said in our December 2019 survey that they had serious concerns about their place in the country.
A Century After Women Gained the Right To Vote, Majority of Americans See Work To Do on Gender Equality
A hundred years after the 19th Amendment was ratified, about half of Americans say granting women the right to vote has been the most important milestone in advancing the position of women in the country.
Attitudes Toward Diversity in 11 Emerging Economies
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.
10 things we know about race and policing in the U.S.
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.
Democrats far more likely than Republicans to see discrimination against blacks, not whites
Americans continue to see widespread discrimination against groups in the U.S., including Muslims, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, women, Jews and blacks.
Hispanics with darker skin are more likely to experience discrimination than those with lighter skin
About six-in-ten Hispanics have experienced discrimination because of their race or ethnicity, though their experiences vary by skin color.
Most Americans say the legacy of slavery still affects black people in the U.S. today
Black adults are particularly likely to say slavery continues to have an impact: More than eight-in-ten say this is the case.
From police to parole, black and white Americans differ widely in their views of criminal justice system
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.
Many Americans see religious discrimination in U.S. – especially against Muslims
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.
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