40j. In the past few years there hasn't been much real improvement in the position of black people in this country

Total

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total Agree 3637423845575147----40--38----3234------41--32----38
Total Disagree 5958555849394649----53--54----6158------49--61----52

Party

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Republican Agree 2928313137483938----29--25----2020------24--21----30
Republican Disagree 6868666558475759----64--65----7472------67--73----60
Democrat Agree 4744514655655655----46--50----4249------50--43----47
Democrat Disagree 4951475139324144----47--45----5345------43--51----46
Independent Agree 3135433743585548----44--37----3532------43--29----37
Independent Disagree 6260565950394247----50--55----5961------47--63----53

Sex

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Male Agree 3838404044585148----38--34----3233------39--29----39
Male Disagree 5858575751394748----55--59----6361------52--63----52
Female Agree 3536443745565046----42--41----3336------42--34----37
Female Disagree 6059545848394550----51--49----6055------47--59----52

Age

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
18-29 Agree 3743424348606053----42--43----3739------47--36----44
18-29 Disagree 5751555246373741----50--51----5853------41--57----48
30-49 Agree 3939444149595449----42--38----3134------40--30----37
30-49 Disagree 5757535546374347----51--52----6257------50--63----50
50-64 Agree 3230403538534242----34--38----3132------39--31----37
50-64 Disagree 6366586257425554----58--54----6563------53--62----53
65+ Agree 3531412838523740----41--29----3231------37--32----34
65+ Disagree 6065566852415756----55--61----6159------54--59----58

Generation

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Greatest Agree 3330433042533844------------------------------------
Greatest Disagree 6266556750405552------------------------------------
Silent Agree 3432393339544542----35--36----3130------40--33----34
Silent Disagree 6164586355415254----58--56----6562------53--58----58
Boomer Agree 3940444451605349----42--38----2934------36--31----37
Boomer Disagree 5754535344374447----52--52----6458------55--63----53
Gen X Agree ------4245606153----41--42----3634------43--29----36
Gen X Disagree ------5349383641----51--51----5857------46--63----50
Millennial Agree --------------------------------44------48--37----44
Millennial Disagree --------------------------------51------40--55----49

Race

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
White Agree 3132373241544744----36--34----2728------34--26----33
White Disagree 6464606452424951----56--57----6664------56--66----55
Black Agree 6970687273827975----65--69----6260------69--58----61
Black Disagree 2927302625182025----34--29----3637------29--38----38
Hispanic Agree --------------------------------46------49--40----40
Hispanic Disagree --------------------------------44------35--49----49

Education

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
College Grad Agree 4145494746605242----37--38----2932------37--26----39
College Grad Disagree 5652495150384553----56--54----6460------52--69----49
Some College Agree 3733393644565046----36--30----2836------37--29----34
Some College Disagree 6062596051424948----58--63----6659------54--65----57
HS Grad or Less Agree 3436413645575050----43--41----3635------45--36----39
HS Grad or Less Disagree 5959565948384547----50--49----5856------46--54----51

Income

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Low Agree 4043384451605047----44--43----4446------53--44----44
Low Disagree 5354575041364651----50--47----4844------37--47----46
Lower-middle Agree 3736443747585150----42--38----3536------41--34----35
Lower-middle Disagree 5858536048364648----51--56----6057------50--59----57
Upper-middle Agree 3338454042575149----40--37----2929------39--31----38
Upper-middle Disagree 6356525753414646----54--57----6564------51--64----53
Upper Agree 3632403746595344----35--36----2929------35--25----37
Upper Disagree 5965596049404552----59--55----6765------56--71----53

Religious Preference

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
White Evangelical Protestant Agree 23262723--474441----35--33----2725------26--25----29
White Evangelical Protestant Disagree 72717072--485355----58--57----6867------65--68----60
White Mainline Protestant Agree 31324032--524445----33--35----2626------38--23----34
White Mainline Protestant Disagree 65635863--435351----58--57----6866------54--70----56
White Catholic Agree 3432393443555245----39--33----2630------38--27----30
White Catholic Disagree 6164596352424453----55--59----6765------50--64----60
Unaffiliated Agree 44445046486659------39--------3545------42--33----44
Unaffiliated Disagree 50474347423136------51--------5948------43--58----45