Poll: Young Americans worry over extremist threat

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The threat of violence by people inspired by foreign extremists invokes fear in a majority of young Americans across racial groups. But for young people of color, particularly African-Americans, that fear is matched or surpassed by worries about violence from white extremists.

A new GenForward poll of Americans ages 18 to 30 shows widespread anxiety among young people about attacks from both inside and outside the United States.

Sixty-two percent of young African-Americans and 55 percent of Hispanics surveyed say they are very concerned about the threat of violence committed by white extremists. That’s compared to one-third of whites and 41 percent of Asian-Americans.

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