Young Adults Trust Clinton Over Trump on Police, Blacks

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Young people across racial and ethnic lines are more likely to say they trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump to handle cases of police violence against African Americans. Young whites are more likely to say they trust Trump to handle violence committed against the police, according to a new GenForward poll of young adults age 18 to 30, reports the Associated Press. The poll is conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The first-of-its-kind poll pays special attention to the voices of young adults of color, highlighting how race and ethnicity shape the opinions of a new generation.

The poll suggests most young adults think requiring police to wear body cameras would help reduce violence by police. About 6 in 10 young adults say violence by and against the police very serious or extremely serious problems in the U.S.; views vary among those of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Ninety-one percent of young African-Americans, 71 percent of Hispanics, 63 percent of Asian-Americans and just 43 percent of whites call killings of black people by police a very serious or extremely serious problem.

 

 

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