African American Research Collaborative


Here are a few examples of our recent research we’ve conducted for organizations across the country. Contact us for more information on any of these polls or to discuss your next research project.

Revealing Disparities:
Health Care Workers’ Experiences of Discrimination In Their Field


We surveyed 3,000 health care workers across various care settings to understand discrimination against patients from the perspective of health care workers. Workers on the frontlines of care delivery can provide insights about the nature of this discrimination, helping to inform opportunities to address bias and unequal treatment.

Survey of Black Nevadans
for the Nevada Black Legislative Caucus and the State Innovation Exchange


We surveyed 400 Black Nevada residents to understand the issues that matter to them, how they feel about the state of Nevada, who they trust, and perspectives on key state policies.

Colorado Voter Poll
for The ACLU of Colorado


We surveyed over 1,200 Colorado residents to understand their attitudes about voting, politicians, and politics, uncover voters’ top issues, and identify the messengers voters trust and the messages that resonate with them.

The American COVID-19 Vaccine Poll
for The Commonwealth Fund


We surveyed over 12,000 Americans to better understand their access to and opinions about the vaccines, as well as messages and messengers that encourage different groups to get vaccinated. The study was designed to create nationally representative samples across race and ethnicity with large respondent bases of Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Native American and White populations.

November 2022, Midterm Election Voter Poll


The 2022 Midterm Voter Election Poll, led by the African American Research Collaborative (AARC) in partnership with leading pollsters, is a large-scale poll of Black, Latino, Asian American, Native American and White voters nationally as well as in key states and congressional districts.


Click here for the full methodology.

November 2020, American Election Eve Poll


You can check out our presentation on the key findings regarding African Americans or go to to see all the data. This poll, completed jointly between African American Research Collaborative, Asian American Decisions and Latino Decisions, surveyed 15,200 American voters, including 4,100 African American voters. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 0.8% in the overall sample and +/- 1.5 for Black voters.

Click here to view the results. Contact us for the full methodology.

July 2020, African American Battleground Poll
for American University Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies


Click below to download a PDF of our July 2020 poll findings on African Americans done for American University’s School of Public Affairs, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. Because of the oversample of young Black people and the tendency of this group to be less committed to the Democratic candidates, AU-CCPS designated this group “The Other Swing Voters.”


We completed 1,215 interviews with African Americans with roughly 200 interviews per state in 3 Rust Belt states (Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) and 3 Southeastern states (Florida, Georgia and North Carolina).  An oversample of 18-29 year olds (half of all respondents) was used to learn more about this group which has lower turnout rates and less commitment to the Democratic party than other age groups of Black voters.

May 2020, COVID-19 poll with the NAACP and the
Equity Research and Innovation Center at Yale School of Medicine

The African American Research Collaborative completed 604 interviews with African Americans across the United States.  The sample starts with a larger/inclusive frame, and then all respondents self-report race or ethnicity at the outset and those who are African American continue with full survey.  The survey was completed 75% online and 25% via live phones (to ensure that people without internet access, a potential barrier due to the pandemic were interviewed).


Resulting data was weighted to match the most recent Census estimates of the African American population with weights included for age, gender, education and region.

The poll was in the field from May 1 to May 7, 2020 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.9%.

November 2018 Election Eve Poll

In partnership with Asian American Decisions and Latino Decisions, the African American Research Collaborative completed 9,400 interviews with black, Latino, AAPI, Native, and white registered voters who had already voted early, or were certain to vote in the November 6, 2018 general election. For individual states, a minimum of 400 interviews were completed to provide state-specific reliable estimates and carry an overall margin of error of 4.9% for each racial group. For the 70-district congressional district battleground sample, 600 total interviews were conducted per each racial group for a total of 2,400 interviews. Native American voters were selected from a nationwide sample frame and include 600 total interviews. Final data were compared to known census estimates for demographic profiles of voters and weighted to be representative within each state or congressional district.

July 2018 Mid-Term Elections Poll for the NAACP

2,045 registered voters were interviewed online in the 61 congressional districts deemed most competitive by Cook, CNN and Crystal Ball, and the overall poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.1%. A minimum of 400 registered voters were interviewed from each racial and ethnic group: Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and white non-Hispanics, which each carry a margin of error of +/- 4.8%. Due to sample size considerations, Native Americans were drawn from a 50-state national sample, while the other four groups were drawn only from the 61 competitive districts. The overall data are weighted to the most recent Census estimates for the registered voter population for age, gender, education, and nativity, and then weighted proportionately to match the overall racial demographics of the combined 61 districts which is 68% white, 15% black, 12% Latino, 4% Asian, 1% Native American. Respondents were randomly selected for interviews through online panels, and verified to be registered to vote, and to live in one of the 61 competitive house districts, in order to participate in the survey. The survey was in the field July 5-July 14, 2018.

November 2017 Virginia Election Eve Poll

November 2016 African American Election Eve Poll