Few Americans say there has been significant progress over the last 50 years in achieving equal treatment for African Americans. Black Americans are more pessimistic than optimistic that progress will be made over the next five years when it comes to voting rights, policing, and the justice system.
Perceptions of ineligibility, confusion about how to enroll, and a lack of services in local communities kept more than 12.5 million experiencing food challenges from getting any help at all.
18%—or 46 million adults—have just one or no trustworthy person they can approach for help like a ride to the airport, emotional support, assistance when sick, or watching a child in an emergency.
Sixty percent of Americans said discrimination against Asian Americans was higher in May 2021 compared with a year before. Most Asian Americans reported feeling unsafe in public because of their race at least occasionally.
Americans were more likely to say that police violence is a serious problem than they were before George Floyd’s death, but few thought the focus on the issue was creating lasting change according to this May 2021 poll.