CNN/Essence Poll Up For Discussion

A new opinion poll taken by Opinion Research Corp. for CNN and Essence magazine, found that 86% of black parents expect that their children's lives will be better off than their own. This compares to a 59% response from whites who were surveyed.

However, 55% of the blacks polled find racial discrimination to be "a very serious problem," versus 17% among whites.

More than 1,000 people, split evenly between blacks and non-Hispanic whites, took the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

The poll results will be on the agenda for an Essence discussion panle moderated by CNN special correspondent Soledad O'Brien. Scheduled participants include CNN contributor Roland Martin, Essence magazine editor Angela Burt-Murray, NAACP President/CEO Ben Jealous, radio personality and author Steve Harvey, and several others.

The town-hall-style event will be recorded for replay on CNN as an installment of the network's "Black in America 2" series on Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m. with multiple replays.

Source: news.turner.com
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