Black adults are particularly likely to say slavery continues to have an impact: More than eight-in-ten say this is the case.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States. More than 20 million Asians live in America.
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.
Most value racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace, but few want employers to consider race or ethnicity in hiring and promotion decisions.
Many South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of their democracy. Confidence in some civic institutions declined from 1990 to 2013.
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.
More than half of U.S. eligible voters voted in 2018, the highest midterm turnout rate in recent history. Increased turnout was particularly pronounced among Hispanics and Asians.
Blacks have long outnumbered whites in U.S. prisons. But a significant decline in the number of black prisoners has narrowed the gap.
Most Americans (65%) – including majorities across racial and ethnic groups – say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since Trump was elected president.
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.