March 13, 2018
Just under half of all Americans (49%) say race relations are worse nationwide than they were a year ago; while 12% say they are better and 37% say they are about the same—based on findings of a poll, released on February 28 by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
African-Americans expressed more pessimistic views, with 65% stating that race relations are worse today than they were a year ago; compared with 45% of whites—and 53% stating that race relations will deteriorate over the coming year, as compared to 37% of whites.
Half of Americans believe that African-Americans have a disadvantage when it comes to getting ahead in the United States, while 60% think whites have an advantage.
Two-thirds of Americans are unhappy with the way Trump is handling race relations, including 59% of whites and 91% of African-Americans. Forty-seven percent of adults say the things that Donald Trump is doing as POTUS have been bad for African-Americans. Blacks are twice as likely as whites to hold this view.
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