Twenty-one percent of respondents reported that they shop for fun frequently, and 19% said they "have to have what they like even if it costs more than they would like to spend," according to the survey.
Looking at blacks' media usage, 84% of households have cable and 87% listen to the radio in a given week. On TV, 64% watch news or newsmagazines, 50% watch court shows, 46% watch entertainment shows, and 41% watch sports. Eighty-one percent watch black TV channels, but about 50% of those surveyed said they do not relate to the way black people are portrayed on black-focused TV shows.
The survey also gathered information on blacks' opinions on religion, education, and discrimination.