Worries about American race relationship hit new high

March 15, 2017 7:30 PM

usa1WASHINGTON, March 15 (Xinhua) — The number of Americans worrying a “great deal” about the nation’s race relations has risen by seven points from last year, hitting a record high, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
Thirty-five percent said they worry a “great deal” about U.S. race relations, the third consecutive one showing a significant rise in worries about race relations, compared with 28 percent in 2015.

Meanwhile, 42 percent expressed that level of anxiety in the Gallup poll, the peak since the polling firm started measuring the topic 17 years ago.
The percentage of those worried a great deal about U.S. race relations decreased to its lowest point in 2010, when 13 percent voiced that concern under former President Barack Obama.

 

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