African-Americans and whites alike believe that the verdict in the O.J. Simpson case will increase racial tensions in the United States. But while a majority of whites think that race relations will improve, a majority of blacks do not think that race relations will ever get better.
Most African-Americans say they are not bothered by the fact that many whites were extremely upset by the verdict in the Simpson case. And a majority of whites say they are not bothered by the number of whites who were extremely upset by the verdict. But four in 10 whites and more than a third of African-Americans are bothered by the other race's reaction to the verdict.
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