April 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's election as President of South Africa. His path to the Presidency, however, was long and marked by the violence and brutality of the white-only National Party government and the armed opposition of the African National Congress.
Public Opinion on the Confederate Flag and the Civil War
The Confederate flag is gone from the South Carolina statehouse.
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 been withheld from them and were met with brutality.
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 of how race intersects with justice.
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 in American civil rights as discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin was outlawed.
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.
2013 Pew Research Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Race Survey
Discover America’s opinions on the progress of racial equality in the Pew Research Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Race Survey dataset.
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 a broad range of questions on topics from police brutality to the Vietnam War to Martin Luther King’s assassination
10th Anniversary Los Angeles Riots Survey
Explore the data from this Los Angeles Times poll, which deals with the complex issues of race relations and police brutality.
2002 National Survey of Latinos
The 2002 Kaiser Family Foundation/Pew Hispanic Center National Survey of Latinos features extensive questions on a wide range of social, political, and economic topics.
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 relations and discrimination.