A new Pew Research study released Monday shows that black and white America have profoundly different views on race and inequality. The study, which involved 3,769 adults (1,799 whites, 1,004 blacks and 654 Hispanics) and was conducted between Feb. 29 through May 8, says that the results show how black and white America are worlds apart, and when it comes to achieving equality, black respondents see it as an elusive goal.Here are six takeaways that highlight some of the important points from the study:
1. Most black people believe the country should do more to achieve racial equality, while less than half of white people say enough has already been done.
The study shows that 88 percent of black people think that the goal for racial equality requires more work, while about half (43 percent) are skeptical that changes will actually come about. When compared to whites, 40 percent are hopeful that the country will continue to work towards giving black people equal rights as whites, while 38 percent believe that the country has already made the necessary changes.