CURE Releases New Edition of "Black Opinions & Voting Behavior" Report

For immediate release: July 10, 2024

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the upcoming election, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) is releasing an insightful report on “Black Opinions and Voting Behavior.”

In its second edition, CURE’s latest report builds upon its 2022 predecessor, offering fresh insights and updated data on the evolving perspectives of black voters as we approach another critical election. This comprehensive analysis delves into current attitudes of black voters on pivotal issues such as the role of government, educational and employment opportunities, ideological leanings, and religion.

With another election on the horizon, the report provides a thorough examination of the shifts that occurred during Trump’s presidency and highlights the significant changes in black voter opinions and behaviors since then, as reflected in recent polling and election outcomes.

“Whereas more than half of Democrats are liberal, only 30% of blacks describe themselves as liberal.

Liberalism seems to define, on average, Democrat Party voters. But black voters do not fit comfortably into this mold.

94% of Republicans are either conservative or moderate, 46% of Democrats are either conservative or moderate, and 68% of blacks are either conservative or moderate.

Ideologically, blacks fall between Republican and Democrat averages. Yet, black voting has been almost 90% aligned with Democrats.”

While only 38% of blacks believe their children have an equal chance to get a good education, 73% of blacks believe parents should be able to designate tax dollars to send their child to the public or private school of their choice (slightly more than the 71% of whites who support parental choice in how their children are educated).

A February 2024 CBS/YouGov poll found that 44% of black voters believe the economy is currently in bad condition and 41% believe the economy was good under Trump.

History shows that black voters respond to policy differences, but other factors can also impact voting behavior. We’ll soon know how the differences between Biden-Harris and Trump impact black voters in the 2024 presidential election. 

You can find the full report here.

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