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American Perspectives on the Child Welfare System: Breakdown by Race and Ethnicity

In one of the few national opinion surveys to gauge public attitudes toward the child welfare system, BPC and The Harris Poll looked at how different demographic characteristics shape respondent views. Here, breakdowns by race and ethnicity are presented.

The research was conducted online in the U.S. by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Bipartisan Policy Center among 2013 US adults aged 18 from all over the U.S. The survey was conducted from June 29 – July 19, 2023.

Data are weighted where necessary by age, gender, race/ethnicity, region, education, marital status, household size, household income, and propensity to be online to bring them in line with their actual proportions in the population.

Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in our surveys. The sampling precision of Harris online polls is measured by using a Bayesian credible interval. For this study, the main sample is accurate to within ±2.9 percentage points.

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