The prevalence of discrimination across racial groups in contemporary America: Results from a nationally representative sample of adults

Brian B. Boutwell, Joseph L. Nedelec, Bo Winegard, Todd Shackelford, Kevin M. Beaver, Michael Vaughn, J. C. Barnes, John P. Wright

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Abstract

A large body of social science research is devoted to understanding the causes and correlates of discrimination. Comparatively less effort has been aimed at providing a general prevalence estimate of discrimination using a nationally representative sample. The current study is intended to offer such an estimate using a large sample of American respondents (N = 14,793) while also exploring perceptions regarding why respondents felt they were discriminated against. The results provide a broad estimate of self-reported discrimination experiences—an event that was only reported by about one-quarter of all sample members—across racial and ethnic categories.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0183356
JournalPloS one
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug

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Boutwell, Brian B. ; Nedelec, Joseph L. ; Winegard, Bo ; Shackelford, Todd ; Beaver, Kevin M. ; Vaughn, Michael ; Barnes, J. C. ; Wright, John P. / The prevalence of discrimination across racial groups in contemporary America : Results from a nationally representative sample of adults. In: PloS one. 2017 ; Vol. 12, No. 8.
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