New studies show discrimination widely reported by women, people of color and LGBTQ adults
New Article from “The Conversation” Features Data from Recent Harvard T.H. Chan, NPR and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Survey, Administered by SSRS
Amid growing racial divides in civil and political views, our research team at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in partnership with NPR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, asked 3,453 adults about their experiences of discrimination.
Our studies, published in December, show that people from these groups report high levels of discrimination from both institutions and other people.
Widespread reported discrimination
The articles were based on a survey conducted via telephone from Jan. 26 to April 9, 2017, among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults.
We asked people if they had ever experienced specific forms of discrimination, harassment or unfair treatment because they are black, Latino, Native American, Asian American, a woman, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.
Discrimination was commonly reported across many areas of life, including in the workplace, at the doctor and with the police. Slurs, harassment and violence were also widely reported.