A Barometer of Black America

EXCLUSIVE An in-depth survey of African Americans finds a mood of optimism, a desire to gain more control over their lives and surroundings, and a commitment to stay at the cutting edge of culture and technology. Among the poll results:

Happiness And Security

% of African Americans who say they are happy

1992 56% 1995 65% 1999 89%

% of African Americans who are very concerned about losing their job

1992 50% 1995 46% 1999 39%

Safety and School

% of African Americans who are very concerned about

GANG VIOLENCE 1992 65% 1995 64% 1999 50%

DRUG ABUSE 1992 70% 1995...

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