Views of Law Enforcement, Racial Progress and News Coverage of Race
The controversy over the death of Trayvon Martin has highlighted issues relating to the treatment of blacks by local police departments, the state of race relations in the U.S. and press coverage of African Americans. Pew Research Center surveys in recent years have covered the opinions of blacks and whites on these and other issues. […]
Section 2: Henry Louis Gates Jr’s Arrest
The developing story about the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Barack Obama’s comments on the incident occurred while the latest Pew Research Center survey was being conducted. On the first night of interviewing, Wednesday, July 22, Barack Obama commented that the police had “acted stupidly” in his prime-time press conference. By Friday, both […]
Most Say Imus’s Punishment Was Appropriate
Democratic Congressional Prospects Worsen
Report Summary A majority of Americans say they are inclined to vote for a Republican congressional candidate this fall. If they act on their intentions, it will be the first time in modern political history that the GOP carries the popular vote.