More than 70% of Black adults said they voted in the 2020 election because they felt “their lives depended on it”. In fact, over half stated that George Floyd’s murder compelled them to go to the polls. These are just a few of the data points from a new poll released by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda highlighting the voices and experiences of Black Americans across the country.
In 2017 In Our Own Voice commissioned the first national survey of Black adults and a lot has changed since then. We have weathered a pandemic and seen a renewed call to address racial violence, white supremacy, and systemic racism, not to mention witnessed an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to punctuate the end of the Trump presidency.
This new polling data explores Black Americans experiences, views, policy priorities, and how their lives have been affected during the last four years. The goal of the research is to provide a resource for policymakers, media, advocates, and other parties who want to better understand the lives and priorities of Black adults in America and the effects of policy decisions on their lives.
Download and review the most recent results from our national survey of Black adults.
Recently, In Our Own Voice hosted a webinar to dissect and discuss the polling data. Watch the webinar recording here.