More than seven-in-10 among the U.S. public, including large majorities of both blacks and whites, offer a negative assessment of rap music, with 71% of blacks and 74% of whites agreeing that rap's societal impact is bad. Fewer Hispanics, however, hold this view (48%). Among whites, men are much more likely than women to say hip hop and rap have a bad influence on society. Among blacks, however, the gender relationship tilts in the opposite direction — women are more likely than men to say this form of music is having a bad influence.


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