3 October 2020   Leave a comment

The Pew Research Center has published the results of a poll it conducted on the attitudes of Americans toward racial and ethnic diversity. The poll indicates that most Americans are far more favorably disposed toward such diversity than was true in 2016:

“While these views have changed little since 2018, the public expresses more positive – and less negative – views of the long-term rise in racial and ethnic diversity than it did four years ago, during the last presidential campaign. Since then, the share saying a majority Black, Hispanic and Asian population is a good thing has increased by 10 percentage points, while there has been a comparable decline (11 points) in the share saying it is bad thing.”

The shift toward more favorable views is somewhat surprising given the steady stream of ethnic and racial vitriol since 2016 which infects some discussions about American politics. There is, however, a clear difference of opinion among Republicans and Democrats on the issue. The change in attitudes may reflect the changing demographics of US society. By 2044, the majority of Americans will be non-white.

Posted October 3, 2020 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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