With racial incidents and concerns continuing to make national headlines, a new Kaiser Family Foundation/CNN Survey of Americans on Race probes deeply into the public’s experiences on racial issues and the dramatic differences in the ways people of different races view them.
The survey looks at the views and experiences of Blacks, Hispanics and Whites, including their personal experiences with discrimination. It captures similarities and differences in how people of different races view race relations, the criminal justice system, incidents of police violence against Blacks and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Key findings include:
CNN is featuring the poll’s findings on air and across its digital platforms. A Foundation report summarizes the poll’s findings and provides the detailed question-by-question results.
The poll was jointly developed and analyzed by CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s polling and survey research group and was conducted August 25-October 3, 2015, among a random national probability-based sample of 1,951 adults ages 18 and older, including 501 Black and 500 Hispanic respondents. Results for all groups have been adjusted to reflect their actual national distribution. Interviews were conducted on conventional telephones and cellphones, in English and Spanish, by SSRS of Media, Pa. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points; for results based on Blacks or Hispanics, it is plus or minus 6 percentage points. Each partner bears responsibility for its editorial content about the poll.