How Have Racial Attitudes Influenced the Obama Administration?

In 2008, many predicted that the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States would fundamentally change racial attitudes in the country.  This project compares racial attitudes before the 2008 election to similar attitudes in early 2010.  This project explores both (1) how society’s attitudes on race have changed in the intervening period and (2) how those attitudes relate to the approval of President Obama.

Project in collaboration with:

Yph Lelkes, Stanford University

Jon Krosnick, Stanford University

Keith Payne, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Trevor Tompson, Associated Press

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