A new poll from Reuters found that about 40 percent of white Americans and 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race. The poll comes in the wake of a debate on race after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin.

“This country has a pretty long history of restriction on inter-racial contact and for whites and blacks, even though it’s in the past, there are still echoes of this,” Ann Morning, an associate professor in the department of sociology at New York University, told Reuters.

The results were taken from the ongoing Reuters/Ipsos online poll and include the responses of 4,170 Americans between July 24th and August 6th. 

(h/t Reuters)

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