About four-in-ten Black and Asian adults say people have acted as if they were uncomfortable around them because of their race or ethnicity since the beginning of the outbreak, and similar shares say they worry that other people might be suspicious of them if they wear a mask when out in public, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
The official U.S. unemployment rate understated the situation for women, Asian Americans, immigrants and workers without a bachelor’s degree.
While the CDC has pointed to some possible factors that may be contributing to this pattern, the public is divided in its perceptions.
59% of Americans think news organizations do not understand people like them, while a minority – 37% – say they do feel understood.
Americans who recently protested are more likely to live in an urban area and to identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party.
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.
Six-in-ten black adults say it is important for houses of worship to address “political topics such as immigration and race relations.”
#BlackLivesMatter was used roughly 47.8 million times on Twitter – an average of just under 3.7 million times per day – from May 26 to June 7.
The drop in employment in three months of the COVID-19 recession is more than double the drop effected by the Great Recession over two years.
In April, 78% of Americans overall – but 56% of black Americans – said they had confidence in police officers to act in the public's best interests.