Black, Latino Americans More Hopeful Since Election: Survey
Black and Latino adult Americans feel more hopeful and less angry about the country after Joe Biden was elected president, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.
According to the survey, the number of African Americans who said they were angry dropped to 41 percent in the weeks after Election Day on November 3 from 72 percent in June. Last month, about 44 percent of Latino people said they were angry about the nation’s current state compared to 67 percent in June.
The survey reportedly included 11,818 participants who identified themselves as Black, Latino, white, and Asian and had a margin of error of 1.6 percent.
Black and Latino people, according to the study, saw the greatest increase in their optimism about the state of the country amongst the groups.
Among Latino and Black respondents, 64 percent said they felt hopeful overall. White respondents’ optimism increased after the election to only 50 percent from 45 percent in June.
The survey says the sample of Asian Americans was not large enough in June to make a comparison.
Black and Latino people are being hospitalized and dying in greater numbers than other groups from COVID-19. They are also experiencing much higher unemployment rates than whites and similar disparities have emerged in housing.
There has also been racial tension over a string of police shootings nationwide, which have spawned protests across the country.