Americans' Views On Race Relations Depend On Their Race
According to a Gallup survey, black Americans are more likely than white Americans to view race relations as the most important problem in the U.S.By Matt Picht | June 11, 2015
Over the last year, polls have shown Americans in general have become more concerned about the country's troubled race relations — however, one recent survey claims black Americans are far more concerned about the problem than white Americans. (Video via WMAR)
Gallup polled a random selection of Americans six times over the past year and a half, asking them what they thought the most important problem facing the U.S. was. Around 4 to 5 percent of respondents overall named race relations as the top problem, up from 1 percent at the beginning of 2014.
But the responses diverge sharply when separated by race: 13 percent of blacks named race relations as the country's most important problem, compared to only 4 percent of whites.