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Demystifying U.S. foster care -- especially eligibility requirements and the experience of mentoring or parenting a foster child -- could boost mentorship and foster/adoptive parenting.
Gallup research shows racial disparities in U.S. climate preparedness. Black and Hispanic Americans express lower confidence and say they have less access to resources, highlighting their vulnerability to extreme weather events.
Black adults are more likely than adults of other racial backgrounds to consider providing foster care, but they have less trust in the foster care system overall.
Attitudes toward local policing among Black adults differ by gender, with Black women having less-positive perceptions than Black men.
Black Americans continue to report less favorable attitudes than White adults toward policing, and interest in major police reform has also been steadily higher among Black adults.
Recent Supreme Court decisions may have conflicting impacts on Americans' overall opinion of the court.
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.