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Interpretive analysis

Confederate flag flying over the capital building in South Carolina

Public Opinion on the Confederate Flag and the Civil War

The Confederate flag is gone from the South Carolina statehouse. But public opinion on the meaning of the symbols of ...
Selma march

Andrew Kohut on the Anniversary of the Selma March

On March 7, 1965, black Americans marched on Selma, Alabama in an effort to secure the civil rights that had ...

The Public, Race, and a Jury of Your Peers

Last year’s jury decisions in racially-charged investigations were only the most recent to reveal the schism in the country’s perceptions ...
Public Opinion on Civil Rights: Reflections on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Public Opinion on Civil Rights: Reflections on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Likely the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ushered in a new era ...
Enduring Twoness

Enduring Twoness

Public Perspective, May/June 2001. W.E.B. Dubois's voice still rings true on the black experience in America. Read more ...
Race relations in the 1980s

Race Relations in the 1980s

Public Perspective, January/February 1990. History will be made this week when Virginia inaugurates Douglas Wilder as its first black governor ...

Related data


2015 ORC/CNN Survey Datasets Available

Seven Opinion Research Corporation/Cable News Network (CNN) national studies conducted from June to December, 2015 are now available for download ...
Raised fist Black Power Logo

1969 Gallup/Newsweek Poll of Black Americans

Conducted nearly five years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, this Gallup/Newsweek Poll of black Americans asks ...
2001 Survey of Biracial Couples

2001 Survey of Biracial Couples

The Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post/Harvard University Biracial Couples dataset features a unique sample of biracial couples asked questions about race ...

Charts & graphics