- New Hidden Common Ground survey highlights stark partisan differences over issues of race.
- Americans of all political persuasions agree that overcoming racism is more important than ever.
- Republicans are less likely to see racism as barrier to participation in political process.
- Overwhelming majority of Democrats believe overcoming racism requires systemic change.
WASHINGTON – Americans of all political persuasions overwhelmingly agree that overcoming racism is now more important than ever.
But views on racism’s impact reflect the nation’s deep political divide.
A new Hidden Common Ground survey by Public Agenda and USA TODAY shows stark partisan differences over whether racism is a barrier to participation in the political process and whether addressing racism requires systemic change.
A majority of Democrats, independents and politically unaffiliated Americans surveyed say racism can make it difficult for some Americans to…