Morning Jolt: Dwindling Confidence in U.S. Race Relations

On the menu today: A new survey finds that most Americans are increasingly concerned about racial discrimination and racism in the U.S., some thoughts on the importance of Catholic education as politicians refuse to let private schools reopen, and a little good news from one of the trials for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

A Majority of Americans Believes Race Relations in the U.S. Are Poor

In a new survey from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, a slim majority of respondents (56 percent) said they believe American society is racist. About 71 percent of respondents said race relations in the U.S. are either very bad or fairly bad, a figure that has risen by 16 points since February.

There's a lot worth exploring in the new poll, which surveyed 900 registered voters from July 9 to July 12 and gives us probably the best concrete data we've gotten yet on the way Americans have responded to the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 21 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 21 2020
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Dwindling Confidence in U.S. Race Relations

On the menu today: A new survey finds that most Americans are increasingly concerned about racial discrimination and racism in the U.S., some thoughts on the importance of Catholic education as politicians refuse to let private schools reopen, and a little good news from one of the trials for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

A Majority of Americans Believes Race Relations in the U.S. Are Poor

In a new survey from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, a slim majority of respondents (56 percent) said they believe American society is racist. About 71 percent of respondents said race relations in the U.S. are either very bad or fairly bad, a figure that has risen by 16 points since February.

There's a lot worth exploring in the new poll, which surveyed 900 registered voters from July 9 to July 12 and gives us probably the best concrete data we've gotten yet on the way Americans have responded to the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent ...   READ MORE

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