More Americans say gov’t spends too little helping blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of Americans say the United States government doesn’t spend enough money to improve the condition of African-Americans.

This comes from the General Social Survey, a trends poll that has measured attitudes about race in America since the 1970s.

Fifty-two percent of those asked last year said the government spends too little on improving the conditions of black people in the United States. That’s an increase of 16 percentage points over answers to the same question two years earlier.

Those numbers have steadily increased over the last few years, with only about a third of Americans between 1973 and 2014 agreeing that the government doesn’t spend enough to improve the condition of African-Americans.

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