Source: The Hill
High percentages of Black and Hispanic Americans surveyed in a new poll say they’re worried about the pollution of drinking water.
The Gallup poll released Wednesday found that 56 percent of American adults overall reported worrying “a great deal” about tainted water, while that figure jumped to 76 percent among Black adults and 70 percent among Hispanic adults. The number dropped to 48 percent among white adults.
The research found that the racial disparities in concern over the issue of water “persist even within political parties,” with Black and Hispanic Democrats noting higher water pollution concerns than white Democrats.