Survey: A People of Color Majority? Meh, So What?

Survey: A People of Color Majority? Meh, So What?
August 25, 2011
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Very soon people of color will comprise a majority of the U.S. population. How are folks reacting to the changing demographics of our country? Why is the American Dream still out of reach for so many people?

ARC's Research Department had the unique opportunity to poll a nationally representative sample of 2,400 adults, who belong to SurveyMonkey's millions of users, about their feelings on race in the late spring of this year.

Despite all the fuss in media and politics about the coming non-white majority, our poll found that most people don’t care about it one way or the other. Importantly, however, those who were fearful were far more vocal about it. We also found that while a majority of folks still believe in the American Dream--that people who work hard generally succeed in life--people of different races have starkly different understandings of what causes racial disparities in achieving the American Dream.

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