Behind the Badge
Majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile encounters between black citizens and police have made their jobs riskier and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties.
The Racial Confidence Gap in Police Performance
Blacks and whites in the U.S. disagree over police performance and differ on the causes of fatal encounters between blacks and police.
Social Media Conversations About Race
How social media users see, share and discuss race and the rise of hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter
On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart
There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.
How blacks and whites view the state of race in America
Explore how the opinions of blacks and whites vary by age, education, gender and party identification in key questions from our report.
Parenting in America
There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being. Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.
Who Is Multiracial? Depends on How You Ask
Racial identity is far from a straightforward concept, and when multiple strands of identity come together this has the potential to increase the complexity.
Exploring Racial Bias Among Biracial and Single-Race Adults: The IAT
To overcome the obstacles of measuring racial attitudes, Pew Research Center conducted an Implicit Association Test (IAT), a technique that psychologists say measures subconscious or “hidden” bias by tracking how quickly individuals associate good and bad words with specific racial groups.
How Census Race Categories Have Changed Over Time
The race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census have shifted over time often in a reflection of current politics, science and public attitudes. Our interactive tracks the category names from 1790 to 2010.
Voices of Multiracial Americans
For much of its history, America has discussed race in the singular form. But the language of race is changing. Ten multiracial Americans share their views of race, identity, relationships and the future.