August 22, 2013

50 Years After the March on Washington, Many Racial Divides Remain

Compared With Five Years Ago, Are Things Better or Worse for Blacks Today?

Compared With Five Years Ago, Are Things Better or Worse for Blacks Today?

Today, only about one-in-four (26%) African Americans say the situation of black people in this country is better now than it was five years ago, down sharply from 39% in a 2009 Pew Research Center survey. Whites have a somewhat more positive view of black progress than blacks do themselves.