The report is in and America has spoken.
“A majority of Americans believe racism against black people is ‘widespread’ in the United States,” notes a Gallup survey.
Breitbart News report that “64 percent of U.S. adults expressing the belief that racism against black people is widespread across the nation, representing a 13 percent uptick from the 51 percent who said the same in 2009 during the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency. That number has continued to increase in the years following, reaching 60 percent in 2015 and 61 percent in 2016.”
Those who say civil rights have improved today are far more likely to say they have “somewhat improved” (44%) than to say they have “greatly improved” (25%). In most years before 2020, the two responses were more evenly split. In 2011, when opinions about Black adults’ civil rights were most positive, 50% said conditions had greatly improved and 39% somewhat improved.
Both Black and White adults are modestly more positive about progress for Black people’s civil rights this year than a year ago. Seventy percent of White adults — up from 65% — and 57% of Black adults — up from 52% — believe civil rights for Black people have improved.
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