New Report Shows Nearly 7 in 10 Americans Think Racial Injustice is a Problem, And Believe They Should Be Able to Talk About it at Work
Americans’ Evolving Views on Racial InjusticeA majority of Americans — 69% — believe that racial injustice is a problem in the United States, and 60% said they now think racial injustice is a bigger problem than they thought it was before the events of the past 12 months. While a majority of people shared this perspective across all demographic groups, perspectives on racial injustice varied by age and race/ethnicity, with younger generations and people of color* being more likely to think racial injustice is a problem in the U.S. than older generations and white Americans.
People between the ages of 18-44 are more likely than those 55+ to believe racial injustice is a problem in the U.S. (76% vs. 62%).
People of color are more likely than white Americans to think racial injustice is a problem in the U.S. (75% vs. 65%).
Increasing awareness of racial injustice may also be motivating people to take action — 61% said they want to be an ally to marginalized groups, with people of color (68%) more likely to express a desire to be allies compared to white Americans (56%).
Data from Paradigm’s report on diversity equity and inclusion