The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2001
This year’s Report surveyed more than 1,100 Hampton Roads residents, about half of whom were African American. African Americans see several issues differently than other citizens do. Notably, they have a different perspective on the role and effectiveness of the policy of affirmative action. African Americans also are much more likely to vote Democratic and attend church than the region’s other citizens. This is the first significant public-opinion poll ever taken of African Americans in Hampton Roads.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 4: Seeing Things Through Different Lenses: The Opinions of Blacks and Whites" (2001). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 149.