The number of people in the U.S. who worry a “great deal” about race relations is at a record high: 42 percent, according to a Gallup poll released today (March 15).
This is seven percentage points higher than last year and the highest it has been in 17 years. While Independents and Republicans are more worried now about race relations than in 2014, Democrats had the greatest increase in concern: 33 percentage points over the past three years. Independents and Republicans had increases of 26 and 17 points, respectively. For this analysis, pollsters conducted phone interviews with 1,018 adults.