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Three-fourths of Black Americans (76%) and 70% of Hispanic Americans say they personally worry "a great deal" about pollution of drinking water, compared with 48% of White Americans who respond this way.
Black women in the U.S. face unique challenges beyond those experienced by Black Americans more broadly.
About one in five Black postsecondary students say they "frequently" or "occasionally" feel discriminated against at their institutions. Reports of discrimination are higher among those in short-term credential programs.
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More than six in 10 U.S. adults say the federal government has a responsibility to address the effects of slavery for African Americans, though they are divided on whether the government should issue a formal apology for slavery.
Americans are more familiar now with Juneteenth, a year after it was made a federal holiday. Fifty-nine percent of U.S. adults say they know "a lot" or "some" about Juneteenth -- up from just 37% in May 2021.
Two years after George Floyd's murder by Minneapolis police, half of Americans (50%) support "major changes" to policing in the U.S., and another 39% favor "minor changes."
Black adults living in households with lower incomes report higher levels of wellbeing than do their White or Hispanic counterparts, but this fades in higher-income households.
Black Americans who have difficulty finding a doctor of their own race are much more likely to report having had negative interactions with medical providers.
Over half of Black Americans say it is difficult to find a doctor who shares their racial or ethnic background in the area where they live.
We can't talk about health and wellness without also talking about Black history. Black History Month provides an opportunity to honor our past, celebrate our achievements and press for progress.