Sign up for our daily briefing

Make your busy days simpler with Axios AM/PM. Catch up on what's new and why it matters in just 5 minutes.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Stay on top of the latest market trends

Subscribe to Axios Markets for the latest market trends and economic insights. Sign up for free.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Sports news worthy of your time

Binge on the stats and stories that drive the sports world with Axios Sports. Sign up for free.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Tech news worthy of your time

Get our smart take on technology from the Valley and D.C. with Axios Login. Sign up for free.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Get the inside stories

Get an insider's guide to the new White House with Axios Sneak Peek. Sign up for free.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Catch up on coronavirus stories and special reports, curated by Mike Allen everyday

Catch up on coronavirus stories and special reports, curated by Mike Allen everyday

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Denver news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Denver

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Des Moines news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Des Moines

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Twin Cities news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Twin Cities

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Tampa Bay news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Tampa Bay

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Charlotte news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Charlotte

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

The majority of Americans (58%) say race relations are bad in the U.S. and that expressing racist views has become more common under President Trump (56%), according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

Expand chart
Adapted from a Pew Research report; Chart: Axios Visuals

Details: Three-quarters of black and Asian Americans, as well as 58% of Hispanics, said they have experienced bias or discrimination — unjust or prejudicial treatment because of their race or ethnicity. Just a third of white people said the same. Black people were consistently most likely to report experiencing various kinds of discrimination and bias.

  • In only two instances were black people not the most likely to have experienced discrimination: Asians were the most likely to say they were the brunt of racial slurs or jokes at 61%, while white people reported the highest levels of people assuming they were "racist or prejudiced."
  • Most adults agree the legacy of slavery continues to have an impact on black Americans. But while 78% of black respondents said the U.S. has not gone far enough in giving equal rights to black Americans, only 37% of white respondents agreed with them.
  • Americans are also least likely to say black and white Americans get along, compared to other racial and ethnic groups.
"There are a lot of conversations about race happening in the country. People are coming into these conversations from very different places and bringing very different perspectives to these conversations based on their experiences."
— Juliana Horowitz, one of the study's authors, told Axios

1 big trend: White Americans are not only the least likely to experience discrimination, but they also most often miss the impact of racial discrimination and bias on others.

  • White Americans were the only racial or ethnic group with a majority (50%) that said "too much attention is being paid to race,” according to the survey.
  • They were far less likely than black Americans to say discrimination is a major obstacle to black people's success or that black people are treated unfairly in stores, restaurants or in pay and promotions.
  • White Americans were also the least likely to recognize their own privilege. 56% said that being white helps you get ahead in the U.S, compared to 69% of black Americans and 72% of Asians who said that being white helps.

White people's views on race varied greatly by political party. For example, 77% of white Republicans said the bigger issue in the U.S. is seeing “discrimination where it does not exist” — rather than not recognizing real discrimination. 78% of white Democrats found the opposite to be true.

Go deeper

Biden says $1,400 stimulus payments can start going out this month

Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

President Biden said Saturday that the Senate passage of his $1.9 trillion COVID relief package means the $1,400 direct payments for most Americans can begin going out later this month.

Driving the news: The Senate voted 50-49 Saturday to approve the sweeping legislation. The House is expected to pass the Senate's version of the bill next week before it heads to Biden's desk for his signature.

7 hours ago - Health

COVID-19 drives smell loss awareness, research

A health worker carries out an olfactory test outside Buenos Aires. Photo: Alejandro Pagni/AFP via Getty Images

The pandemic has thrust a relatively unknown ailment, anosmia — or smell loss — into the international spotlight.

Why it matters: Researchers hope smell testing becomes as standard as the annual flu shot, helping to detect early signs of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

You’ve caught up. Now what?

Sign up for Mike Allen’s daily Axios AM and PM newsletters to get smarter, faster on the news that matters.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!