Oregon Public Opinion: Color, COVID and the Capitol – KDRV – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Portland, OR — A public opinion poll is looking at Oregonians’ perspectives about health for three different topics:  racial equity, COVID-19 and America’s politics.  The results vary.

Portland-based Oregon Values and Beliefs Center (OVBC) says today it conducted the research as a community service.  OVBC describes itself as an independent and non-partisan organization and an Oregon charitable nonprofit corporation.

In response to, “When it comes to racial discrimination, which do you think is the bigger problem for the country today?” it received Oregon’s response:

Response category

N = 1,584

People seeing racial discrimination where it really does NOT exist


People NOT seeing racial discrimination where it really DOES exist


The survey shows 59% of Oregonians support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as 33% oppose it.  In response to another question about the social impact of the Black Lives Matter movement making the nation’s racial culture better or worse in response to the murder of George Floyd, Oregonians are almost evenly split.

Oregonian’s top five reasons for their feelings about BLM effects are:

22% – Concept is good: support it, needed education, important

15% – It is uncovering a divide/systematic injustice; raising tensions, hatred; “Karma’s a bitch”

15% – Question it: “why one race?”, all races matter

14% –Support the movement, but think it’s gone too far / don’t like its politics

14% – Spreads misinformation: terrorist org, Marxist agenda, hate, Democrat agenda, destroys family values

OVBC uses surveys for its polling, saying last m

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