KFF/theGrio Survey of Black Voters

The Survey of Black Voters, the first under a new partnership between KFF and theGrio, examines the mood and opinions of Black voters as the 2022 midterm election approaches. For this project, we interviewed 1,000 Black registered voters, allowing for analysis that goes beyond the topline findings and paints a richer picture of the diversity of attitudes within the Black voting population.

The survey explores Black voters’ voting intentions, motivations, and views on key electoral issues for the upcoming midterm. It also examines Black voters’ attitudes toward the Democratic and Republican Parties, views on electoral integrity, and past experiences with voter suppression. In addition to these election-related topics, the survey sheds light on how Black voters feel about timely topics including recent Supreme Court decisions, policies affecting LGBT individuals, and policies aimed at improving health for Black people in the United States.

Read theGrio’s coverage:

Black voters’ mood ahead of midterms tempered by age, economy and racism, TheGrio/KFF Survey finds, published Oct. 18, 2022.

Black voters name inflation, economic issues as biggest concern ahead of midterm elections, published Oct. 18, 2022.

Black voters solidly approve of Biden and Harris, less firm on the president’s reelection in 2024, published Oct. 18, 2022.

Majority of Black voters say Trump should be criminally charged for Jan. 6 insurrection in TheGrio/KFF survey, published Oct. 19, 2022.

As Republicans still scream fraud in 2020 election, Black voters surveyed by theGrio/KFF still believe their votes count, published Oct. 20, 2022.

Black voters surveyed by theGrio/KFF want Biden to address inflation; only 12% named student debt as top economic issue, published Oct. 24, 2022.

Most Black voters tell theGrio/KFF survey they support funding or increased funding for police, published Oct. 25, 2022.

Black voters surveyed by theGrio/KFF think the Supreme Court is politicized and see this as a bad sign for Black people, published Oct. 26, 2022.

Why Black voters don’t want to defund the police, explained, published Oct. 27, 2022.

Young Black voters could be essential in future elections, analysis of theGrio/KFF survey shows, published Oct. 29, 2022.

Black voters say recent Supreme Court decisions are a step backward, hurt Black people: theGrio/KFF survey, published Oct. 30, 2022.

TheGrio/KFF survey shows that Black voters are concerned with voter suppression tactics, published Nov. 1, 2022.

Majority of Black voters support LGBT rights, more divided on the issue of trans student-athletes: theGrio/KFF survey, published Nov. 5, 2022.


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