Survey examines views and experiences of African-American men

The Washington Post, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University have released a new comprehensive survey looking at how African-American men view their lives in the United States and their outlook for the future.

The survey gauges the views and experiences of African-American men on education, careers, and health, among other issues, and includes comparisons to the views and experiences of African-American women and white men and women.

The survey’s findings were featured in yesterday’s Washington Post. Additional articles drawing on the survey findings, with emphasis on issues such as views on marriage and family and the views of young black men, are expected to run in the Post over the next few weeks, as well as later this year.

This survey was conducted by telephone from March 20 to April 29, 2006, among 2,864 randomly selected adults nationwide, including 1,328 African-American men.

The new survey is the 15th in a series generated under a three-way partnership between The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University. The three organizations work together to pick the survey topics, design the survey instruments, and analyze the results.  

Full survey results, methodology, and a link to The Washington Post articles are available online.


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