African-Americans in majority-black areas report significantly different perceptions of their local communities

Overall, 35 percent of African-American respondents reported that they live in an area that is predominantly black, versus 64 percent who said they live in non-majority-black areas.

Local Discrimination Majority-black areas Non-majority-black areas
Percentage of black Americans who say that where they live, other blacks are "often" discriminated against because they are black when ...
... Interacting with police 66% 49%
... Trying to vote or participate in politics 36% 20%
Local Opportunity Majority-black areas Non-majority-black areas
Percentage of black Americans who agree that...
...Black children where they live do not have the same chances as white children to get a quality education 74% 58%
Local Police And Government Majority-black areas Non-majority-black areas
Percentage of black Americans who say ...
... Their local police force is mostly of a different racial or ethnic background than that of the people living in the neighborhood 58% 39%
Community Environment Majority-black areas Non-majority-black areas
Percentage of black Americans who say that where they live, the ...
... Quality of public schools is worse than in other places 45% 23%
... Availability of local employment opportunities is worse than in other places 43% 26%
... Availability of parks, green spaces and recreational areas is worse than in other places 37% 20%
... Amount of crime is worse than in other places 37% 14%
... Quality of available housing is worse than in other places 34% 22%
... Availability of grocery stores is worse than in other places 26% 11%
Percentage of black Americans who say they ...
... Live in a predominantly low-income area 40% 16%
... Live in an area that is mostly in fair or poor health 42% 19%