March 8, 2014 6:09 PM

Merlene Davis: Non-whites' optimism about U.S. took root, flourished with Obama

The Gallup's Mood of the Nation poll, conducted Jan. 5-8, asked people to rate the present standing of the U.S., on a scale of 0-10. A rating of 5 was considered neutral. Six and above was positive. For non-whites, 57 percent of the respondents had a positive view of this country. For whites, the number was only 33 percent.

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