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August 19, 2020
The Hill: Biden gets boost from Latino, Black voters after Harris pick: polls
Her Senate record and combative positions against Trump administration officials help explain Harris's strong level of support among Black voters, according to Henry Fernandez, author of the AARC polling memo.
August 14, 2020
Chicago Tribune: Clarence Page column - With Kamala Harris in the race, is Donald Trump bringing birtherism back?
A July poll from the African American Research Collaborative similarly found that strong majorities of Black voters would be more likely to encourage friends and family to vote for Biden if he picked a Black or African American woman.
August 07, 2020
Block, et al in Health Literacy Research and Practice: African American Adherence to COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations
We conducted a nationally representative survey of 604 African Americans to generate a risk assessment based on African Americans' compliance with public health recommendations to frequently wash hands, maintain social distancing, avoid touching face, and wear a mask in public. This is, to our knowledge, the most comprehensive study of African Americans and public health adherence specific to COVID-19.
May 28, 2020
NBC News: Pattern of uneven social distancing enforcement coming into view, civil rights experts say
“This particular segment of the black population is interpreting the way that they believe they will be perceived if they wear a mask,” said Henry Fernandez, a principal at the African American Research Collective. “How rules are enforced is shaping what should be health-maintaining habits in communities of color.”
May 19, 2020
The Hill: Poll: 80 percent of African Americans say Trump has done 'fair' or 'poor' job handling coronavirus
The poll from the African American Research Collaborative (AARC) commissioned by the NAACP found that 80 percent of surveyed black Americans held a "fair" or "poor" view of the way Trump has responded to the coronavirus outbreak, while 19 percent had a positive view.
May 22, 2020
LA Times: Trump demands churches open, despite coronavirus fears, as Memorial Day weekend begins
Even though the outbreak has ravaged black communities, it hasn’t dampened black voters’ enthusiasm for casting ballots in the upcoming general election, according to a poll taken in early May by the African American Research Collaborative.
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