WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll says Americans' views of black progress have fallen sharply.
That's despite a heightened sense of racial progress following the 2008 election. The poll says fewer than half of Americans say the U.S. has made substantial progress toward racial equality.
The study is from the Pew Research Center.
Large majorities of blacks and whites say the two races generally get along "very well" or "pretty well."
Yet blacks continue to lag whites when it comes to household income and net worth. Only 26 percent of African-Americans say the situation of blacks is better now than five years ago, down from 39 percent in 2009.
As a whole, 49 percent of Americans say "a lot more" remains to be done to achieve equality.