Poll: 36 percent believe the U.S. is more racist today than a decade ago

How recent events are shaping America's future attitudes about race

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June 22, 2020 - 10:06am

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    Polls show that behind the economy and health care, civil rights issues on the minds of voters today.

    According to Scott Rasmussen’s recent poll, more than a third of voters believe that race relations have gotten worse over the past decade. 

    36% of voters nationwide believe the U.S. is more racist today than it was 10 years ago. 23% think relations have gotten better, and 37% don’t think much has changed. Digging deeper into these numbers, 56% of black voters think relations are worse, and 30% of white voters feel the same.

    Scott Rasmussen discusses deeply embedded attitudes, and why it will take more than just good policies to solve civil rights issues, on his new Number of the Day podcast.

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