Multicultural Voices USA

2020 was a turbulent year to say the least. The Coronavirus pandemic caused global disruption and changed the way we live our lives. There were also worldwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, raising conversations about racism and the role of the police.

In this context, we conducted a study to understand levels of discrimination Americans are facing, their thoughts on racism in society, interactions with the police, and the Black Lives Matters movement.

We conducted a nationally representative online survey of 2,000 US adults and conducted an online survey among 1,000 nationally representative People of Color. The surveys were conducted between July 24th and August 29th 2020.

We hope this research plays a role in highlighting the experiences of People of Color in the US, so that we may continue the national dialogue spurred by the activism of 2020 in the pursuit of a more just and equal future. 

Key statistics: 

  • Over two thirds of People of Color (67%) believe discrimination is common in America compared to just over half (53%) of white Americans
  • 44% of People of Color feel the US has become a more racist country in the past twenty years
  • Despite fatigue setting in, more People of Color plan to continue having conversations about race than white Americans

We are deeply thankful to Tony Collins, President, Blake Collins Group for his invaluable input throughout our research process. 

Download the full report below.