Third of Americans say Hollywood has problem with minorities: Reuters/Ipsos poll

February 19, 2015 3:10 PM

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Third of Americans say Hollywood has problem with minorities: Reuters/Ipsos poll

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a year when a lack of diversity among Academy Awards nominees prompted the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, one-third of Americans believe Hollywood does not pay proper attention to minorities and women, according to the annual Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll.

Thirty-four percent of the nearly 2,000 people polled online said they believed Hollywood has a general problem with minorities and 32 percent said the film industry's capital shies away from making Oscar-caliber movies that appeal to minorities.

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