I came across this quite detailed and relevant poll this morning conducted by New American Media(NAM). It covers a variety of questions, some brought up often in our society and others, pushed under the table all too often. Below are some of the most interesting results. There were 1,105 respondents; 400 Asian, 350 African-American, and 355 Hispanic. The margin of error is 3%.
Who do you feel more comfortable doing business with- Whites, Asians, or Blacks? [Hispanics]
No preference 32%
No preference 37%
Hispanics - 44% Agree, 50% Disagree
Asians - 47% Agree, 45% Disagree
Most Asian business owners do not treat us with respect.
Hispanics - 46% Agree, 41% Disagree
African-Americans - 52% Agree, 37% Disagree
Asians - 34% Agree, 48% Disagree
The criminal justice system in the
African Americans 71%
Belief in the "American Dream". If you work hard. . . you will succeed in the
African Americans 44%
Every American - Black, Hispanic, Asian or whtie- has an equal opportunity to succeed. (Strongly Agree answers)
African Americans 30%
Very interesting results, especially some of these charts. I think the chart that showed 83% of blacks felt "family time" was more important than making as much money as possible will serve to fight negative stererotypes, as well as the fact that blacks had the lowest number for the latter option; 13% to the 14% of Hispanics and 18% of Asians. You can find the full article on NAM's website, http://news.newamericamedia.org/, along with other polls and studies.