Black Americans are less likely than White or Hispanic adults to say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine even if it was free and determined safe by scientists.
While the flu vaccination rate generally has been increasing over time, adults of color are still less likely to receive the flu vaccine compared to White adults.
Black and Hispanic adults are more likely than White adults to report difficulty finding doctors with a shared background and who treat them with respect.
Black adults are more likely than White adults to report providers not believing they were telling the truth and refusing tests/treatment they thought they needed.
Most Black adults say systemic racism is a major obstacle to Black people achieving equal outcomes with White people.
Two out of three Black adults say the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic would be stronger if White people were getting sick and dying at higher rates than people of color.
About 7 in 10 Black adults say unconscious bias has been an obstacle in their own life.
Most Black adults are not confident that the development of the coronavirus vaccine is taking needs of Black people into account.
Racism and Discrimination
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