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Americans Show More Hope About Race Relations

Friday, January 24, 2020

Americans are more optimistic about race relations in this country than they have been in several years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 34% of American Adults rate race relations in America as good or excellent, matching the high that was previously released in 2014. That’s up from 25% a year ago and an all-time low of 18% in 2016, Barack Obama’s final year in the White House.

Thirty-one percent (31%) still view race relations as poor, consistent with findings in recent years but up from a low of 15% in 2011. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted January 19-20, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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