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Poll Results: New Poll from Joint Center Reveals Black Americans Are Deeply Concerned Regarding Direction of the Country, Economy

Below are the results of a survey conducted by GBAO on behalf of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The national multimodal survey of 600 Black American adults included registered voters and non-voters. Interviews were conducted Feb. 12-15, 2022 via live calls to 155 landlines and 245 cell phones, and 200 interviews were conducted via online panel. A detailed memo from GBAO can be found here.

As President Biden prepares to deliver his second State of the Union address March 1, 2022, most Black Americans are planning on watching and expect the speech to address the issues most important to them. While nearly three-quarters approve of President Biden’s job as president, a majority feel personal economic pressure and are pessimistic about the direction of the country. In this context, they prioritize the economy, health care, and the cost of living – from childcare to college, housing, and daily goods.

For coverage of our poll, see ​​BET, Black News Channel, Black Star News, The Grio, The Hill, and INDY Week.


Joint Center National Multimodal Survey Topline Results 021522