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Research has found racially prejudiced attitudes to be persistent among the youngest generation of white Americans

Beyond the hate crime in Charleston, a deeper issue exists in our society.



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Dig into all the numbers in our polls, look at demographic groups and examine trends over time.

An explanation of key elements of the Post-Kaiser poll on college sexual assault.

Many embrace “no means no.” But America’s college students disagree on how to read the unspoken language of sex.

Twenty percent of young women who attended college during the past four years say they were sexually assaulted, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll. But the circle of victims on the nation’s campuses is probably even larger. Many others endured attempted attacks, the poll found, or suspect that someone violated them while they […]

The Post/Kaiser survey was conducted by phone with professionally trained interviewers.

Returning to pre-Obama turnout and voting numbers could cost Democrats millions of votes.

Americans say 55-38 that the court should to leave the federal subsidies intact.

And it's not that different between the two major parties.

Being popular isn't a big part of Obama's legacy

Seven GOP hopefuls are within three points of one another, while a majority says the Democratic front-runner is not trustworthy.

Dissatisfaction with Obama's performance has given Republicans an opening.

Here's what the data shows on what issues clergy speak about most.

Nationwide, police have shot and killed 123 people this year who were in the throes of mental or emotional crisis, according to a Washington Post analysis. The dead account for a quarter of the 461 people shot to death by police in the first six months of 2015.

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These are the worst ratings on race relations in over two decades.

From 11 percent support in 1988 to a majority 25 years later.

A Washington Post-ABC News survey finds 61 percent of Americans approve of same-sex nuptials.

Survey finds a surprisingly low level of Catholic identity.

A rare survey tests the popularity of Cuba's current and former leaders.

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