A recent poll showed that Americans' confidence in race relations remains low and that they have little hope for improvement. In a Rasmussen Reports poll, only 19% of American adults see race relations as good or excellent. Only three percent rate them as excellent. Thirty-eight percent give race relations in the country poor marks.

The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 4-5, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. 

Americans are otherwise downbeat. In another Rasmussen Reports poll, 33% of likely U.S. voters believe the nation is on the right track. The Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey was conducted during the week ending June 1.   

That figure is four points down from 37% reckoned on the previous week, and is the lowest weekly finding since President Trump took office. This finding ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, the closing year of Barack Obama's presidency.

Brighter future

While there was an uptick in confidence after Donald Trump’s election, there has since been a drop in the numbers in the few months since his inauguration. In addition, a significant number of persons poll contend that the best days of the country are in the past.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey found that, when thinking about the nation in the context of history, 52% of likely U.S. voters believe America’s best days are in the past, while 36% think they’re in the future. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on May 29-30, 2017.



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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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