Power: The Rise of Black Women in America
POWER centers data, from new analysis of the US Census and an exclusive national survey from The Marist Poll to substantiate and document the remarkable ascension of Black women in the United States. Both data sets explicitly transform negative normative conceptions of Black women by recognizing achievement and acknowledging their power to create meaningful lives.
In partnership with The Marist Poll, POWER reveals the results of an exclusive national survey that asked Black women to answer questions about the state of Black women in the United States today.
To ensure a representative sample of Black women, the poll was conducted in two stages in October 2021 –a phone survey representative of the US national adult population and an online probability panel survey of Black Americans. The Marist Poll findings show that Black women are optimistic about the future and confident in their ability to bring their dreams and goals to fruition.
The Marist Poll
OF BLACK WOMEN SAY THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL
OF BLACK WOMEN BELIEVE THEY HAVE IT WITHIN THEIR OWN POWER TO SUCCEED
OF BLACK WOMEN AGREE THAT ACHIEVING SUCCESS & RECOGNITION IN THEIR JOB OR CAREER IS REALISTIC
OF BLACK WOMEN THINK IT IS A GOOD TIME TO BE A BLACK WOMAN IN AMERICA
OF BLACK WOMEN SEE THEMSELVES AS SOMEONE WHO HAS A HIGH SELF-ESTEEM
US Census & American Community Survey Data
New analysis of eighty years (1940-2019) worth of data from the US Census and American Community Survey proves the rise of Black women. The data was gathered and tabulated by the University of Minnesota and analyzed by Dr. Constance F. Citro, senior scholar for the Committee on National Statistics at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The data shows that over an eighty-year time span Black women ages twenty-five to sixty-four, saw high rates of growth in real median wages (1000%),the completion of four or more years of college (1900%), and employment in professional/managerial occupations (700%).