Latest Polling on racial inequities

Latest Polling
50%
Half of the public (50%) recognize that Black Americans are more likely to get sick or die from coronavirus while fewer (36%) are aware of the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on Hispanics.
48%
About half of Black adults (48%), including 60% of Black men and 38% of Black women, say they have ever been afraid their life was in danger because of their race. This compares to about a quarter (26%) of Hispanic adults and 16% of White adults.
42%
Approximately 4 in 10 say that Black Americans are more likely to receive poor quality health care (42%), less likely to be covered by health insurance (45%), and less likely to be able to access the health care they need (44%).
63%
A majority of Black adults (63%) and nearly half (45%) of Hispanic adults say they have been treated unfairly in a variety of situations in the past 12 months because of their race or ethnicity. 

Drew Altman, CEO

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    Drew Altman: The Pandemic is Boosting the Public’s View of Doctors

    In this Axios column, Drew Altman looks at how the heroic performance of the nation’s doctors on the frontlines of coronavirus care and effective communication by many physician scientists on television, is shifting the public’s views, with twice as many Americans now saying doctors put people ahead of profits than they did in earlier KFF polling.

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    Hotspot States See More COVID Cases in Nursing Homes

    In his Axios column, Drew Altman discusses new data on the surge of new infections in long-term care facilities in COVID-19 hotspots. The dominant narrative about the Sunbelt surge in new cases is that the infected population is younger, but he says that’s not the whole story. There is also a spike in cases in long-term care facilities, especially in Florida and Texas.

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    How Threatening The ACA Again Could Hurt Trump With Independent Voters

    In his Axios column, Drew Altman shows how threatening the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Supreme Court, or overturning it, could hurt President Trump with independent voters, and says that could matter most in battleground states.

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    The Front-line Workers Most at Risk from Coronavirus

    As state and local governments ease social distancing orders, many employers and workers face decisions about a physical return to the workplace. Drew Altman’s latest Axios column analyzes the numbers and finds that, “An estimated 25-30 million people are caught in the middle of the coronavirus economy — they’re unable to work from home but also face a high risk of severe infection.”

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1 in 70

1.5% of the U.S. population has had a confirmed case of COVID-19 as of August 5, 2020. That’s about 1 out of every 70 people across the country.

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