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Poll: More Americans Worried About Race Than 15 Years Ago

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Activist Jess Sundin protests in the rotunda of the Mall of America on Dec. 23, in Bloomington, Minn. (Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 11 Apr 2016 11:47 AM

More than one-third of Americans say they're "a great deal" worried about race relations — a figure higher than it's been in 15 years, a new poll shows.

The Gallup survey released Monday also shows the 35 percent of those who worry a great deal about race relations is double what it was just two years ago — a period marked by a series of deaths of unarmed blacks at the hands of police officers and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

In 2014, just 17 percent answered the Gallup race relations questions similarly; in 2001, when the pollster began surveying Americans about race relations, 28 percent said they worried about the issue "a great deal."

The survey's margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The pollster notes, however, its survey last month showed race relations near the bottom of the list of concerns, with 37 percent having a great concern over it, while healthcare and the economy caused great concern for 55 percent of respondents. Crime and violence ranked third at 53 percent, while 48 percent were most concerned about future U.S. terrorist attacks.

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