Black-White Differences in Support of Affirmative Action Admissions Programs

A new poll conducted by USA Today, ABC News, and Columbia University finds that 76 percent of black Americans support race-based affirmative action programs in college admissions. Only 33 percent of whites support race-based affirmative action.

When asked if they supported affirmative action in college admissions based solely on income level and not race, 82 percent of blacks were in favor of such programs. For whites, 59 percent supported income-based affirmative action admissions programs.