Race relations and lack of news coverage opinions in the U.S. 2020, by age group

Younger generations tend to be more concerned about the lack of news about race relations in the United States, with 59 percent of Americans under 30 years old believing that there is too little news coverage on the subject. In the aftermath of the protests following the death of George Floyd, a survey among American adults found that the majority of young adults were critical of the level of news media coverage given to race relations. Conversely, just 22 percent of adults over the age of 65 felt that too little attention was paid to race, along with 28 percent of adults aged 50 to 64 years old.

Share of adults who think too little news coverage is given to race relations in the United States as of June 2020, by age group

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

June 4 to 10, 2020

Number of respondents

9,654 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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