Americans think race relations between black and white people are at their lowest in more than two decades, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
A majority of Americans, 57%, say relations are “somewhat” or “very” bad, the Gallup poll found. Meanwhile, about 42% of Americans say relations between blacks and whites are either “very” or “somewhat” good.
The results are similar to last year’s poll, which also found that U.S. adults viewed race relations between blacks and whites as at an all-time low.
The poll was conducted from June 1 to July 5, during which time former police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison, after being convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd. His sentence, while one of the longest for a police officer convicted of unlawful use of deadly force, fell short of what some advocates wanted and prompted protests.
Before 2016, majorities of both racial groups rated relations between the two groups