Poll: Majority of Americans think race relations are generally good

Whites and blacks are nearly in agreement in their views; majorities of both call race relations generally good (60 percent of whites, 55 percent of blacks).

On the issue of racial discrimination, just over half of Americans, 52 percent, think there is real hope of ending it altogether, while nearly as many — 46 percent — think there will always be a lot of prejudice and discrimination. Still, views are more hopeful now than they were in 1992 when only 40 percent said there was a real hope of ending discrimination.

On this question, there are sizable differences in the views of whites and blacks. Blacks are less likely than whites to see real hope of ending racial discrimination; 61 percent of African-Americans think it will always exist, compared to just 44 percent of whites.

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