Gallup Poll: Black – White Relations in the U.S.
Socially patterned differences in the perception of social situations and circumstances are a common occurrence. For this assignment, you will examine Gallup Poll data about race relations and compare the responses of white and black samples. After charting these responses, you will discuss the implications of these different perceptions of what are seemingly “the same” events and situations.
Download the Gallup Poll Social Audit,
“Black – White Relations in the United States: 2001 Update.” Read the report, print out (use landscape setting), and fill in the following table (
Provide a sociological explanation for the divergent views of these different groups. How can race relations be improved if the parties involved have fundamentally different views of the same events and circumstances situation?