Poll Results: Race

These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed June 24-29, 2015 on race. The margin of error is 4.2%.

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How comfortable do you personally feel having a conversation about race?
Very comfortable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52%
Somewhat comfortable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27%
Somewhat uncomfortable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%
Very uncomfortable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

How serious of a problem do you think racism is nationally?
Very serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%
Somewhat serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39%
Not very serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Not at all serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3%

Thinking about the level of racism in the area you live in, do you think your community is:
More racist than the rest of the U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%
At about the same level of racism as the rest of the U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55%
Less racist than the rest of the U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36%

Which best describes how you feel?
Racism is an issue in my community, and I’m able to take meaningful action against it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%
Racism is an issue in my community, but there’s not that much I can personally do about it . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%
Racism isn’t really an issue in my community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%

Which of the following, if any, have you done in the last year? Select all that apply.
Confronted someone IN PERSON because they made a racist or prejudiced comment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20%
Confronted someone ONLINE because they made a racist or prejudiced comment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14%
Volunteered or donated to an organization that works to oppose racism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5%
Contacted a politician or signed a petition about an issue related to racism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%
I haven’t done any of those things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%