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Most Black and Hispanic Americans do not have a preference when asked which term they would rather people use to describe their racial group.
Americans have become less confident in recent years that equality exists for Black people in housing or jobs and, perhaps as a result, they are more supportive of affirmative action. But racial gaps in perceptions persist.
Americans' satisfaction with the way society treats Asian people has fallen sharply this year, after a series of violent attacks on Asian Americans.
As the Gallup Center on Black Voices celebrates its one-year anniversary, here is what we learned in our first year of research.
Thirty-five percent of Black Americans reported being treated unfairly while shopping recently, the highest in Gallup's trend. Reports of unfair treatment in other situations are steady rather than declining.
Sixty-four percent of Americans say racism against Black people is widespread in the U.S., a new high in Gallup's trend. The majority of U.S. adults remain dissatisfied with how Black people are treated.
U.S. adults' positive ratings of relations between Black and White Americans are at their lowest point in more than two decades of measurement.
The Gallup Center on Black Voices will report findings on the state of race relations in the U.S.
Black Americans' confidence in the police remains low, but it has mostly recovered from the drop seen last year after the death of George Floyd.
As the date approaches this year, just over a third of Americans report having a lot (12%) or some knowledge (25%) about the "Juneteenth" celebration.
Americans continue to be more focused on race-related concerns a year after George Floyd's death on May 25, 2020, than they were before it.
Join the Gallup Center on Black Voices and our distinguished panel of CHROs on Feb. 24 as we dissect our latest findings and talk about how U.S. employers can take action now.