68% say discrimination against black Americans a "serious problem"
10:40, Sunday, 21 June, 2020
With the United States at a moment of racial reckoning, voters say 68 - 27 percent that discrimination against black people in the United States is a serious problem, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. There are wide gaps by party, as 96 percent of Democrats and 69 percent of independents say discrimination against black people is a serious problem, while only 34 percent of Republicans say that. Broken down by race, 95 percent of black voters, 76 percent of Hispanic voters, and 62 percent of white voters say discrimination against black people is a serious problem.
Numbers are similar when it comes to the protests held around the country responding to George Floyd's death at the hands of police. Voters support the protests 67 - 28 percent. "Two sharply contrasting views of America jump off the pages of this survey. To Democrats and independents, the African American population is under siege. From Republicans, a far different view of what is unfolding on our streets," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy. More than half of voters, 57 percent, have a favorable opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement, while 30 percent have an unfavorable one.