Thursday, January 19, 2017
Public's Satisfaction With Race Relations Is At A New Low
The charts above are from a recent Gallup Poll -- done between January 4th and 8th of a random national sample of 1,032 adults, with a margin of error of 4 points.
They show that public satisfaction with race relations in the United States is at a 21st century low -- 26 points below any other point in the last 17 years. In just the last three years, it has fallen from 55% satisfied to a current level of only 22%. And that decrease in satisfaction is shared by both Whites and non-whites, and by both Democrats and Republicans.
One might think with satisfaction this low, the government might act to improve those race relations. But that is unlikely -- with a racist being sworn in as president in a few days and another racist who will soon assume the duties of Attorney General. Personally, I think it is more likely that race relations will continue to deteriorate in this country.