January 14, 2022
Poll contact: Tatishe Nteta
UMass Amherst Poll Examines Americans’ Views of Race Issues Including Critical Race Theory, Systemic Racism and Reparations.
Poll finds over half of Americans believe white people in the U.S. have advantages based on skin color, 75% believe public schools should teach about racial inequality.
The full press release can be found posted below and at the UMass Amherst Office of News & Media Relations.
Toplines, crosstabs, and visuals posted below.
YouGov interviewed 1036 respondents who were then matched down to a sample of 1,000 to produce the final dataset. The respondents were matched to a sampling frame on gender, age, race, and education. The frame was constructed by stratified sampling from the full 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year sample with selection within strata by weighted sampling with replacements (using the person weights on the public use file).
The matched cases were weighted to the sampling frame using propensity scores. The matched cases and the frame were combined and a logistic regression was estimated for inclusion in the frame. The propensity score function included age, gender, race/ethnicity, years of education, and region. The propensity scores were grouped into deciles of the estimated propensity score in the frame and post-stratified according to these deciles.
The weights were then post-stratified on 2016 and 2020 Presidential vote choice, and a four-way stratification of gender, age (4-categories), race (4-categories), and education (4-categories), to produce the final weight.
Field Dates: December 14 – December 20, 2021 | Sample: 1,000 Respondents | Margin of Error: 3.1%