Racial Attitudes Survey
What is the Racial Attitudes Survey?
The Diversity Council first collaborated with a community task force in 1990 to survey local attitudes toward race.
In 2006, a second survey was conducted in partnership with Luther College. The 2006 survey duplicated many questions from the original survey in order to accurately measure how attitudes have changed over time. This latter survey also included additional questions focusing on immigration, and on actions as well as attitudes.
A third survey was conducted in 2016 in partnership with Luther College. It was shortened somewhat to encourage an increased response rate, but otherwise duplicated the 2006 survey.
Results & Reports
1990 Rochester Area Racial Attitudes Survey
2006 Olmsted County Racial Attitudes & Actions Survey
2016 Olmsted County Racial Attitudes & Actions Survey
Please note: If you would like to replicate the Racial Attitudes Survey in your community, please contact the Diversity Council for permission: .