In 2010, President Barack Obama identified himself as an African-American when he filled out a U.S. census form.
According to The Huffington Post, Obama checked a box that read, "Black, African Am., or Negro."
However, 52 percent of Americans said in a new poll by the Pew Research Center that Obama is of mixed race, and 27 percent claimed he is black, reports The Hill.
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Obama, whose mother was white and whose father was black, was identified as being of mixed race by 61 percent of Hispanics.
The Washington Post notes that 55 percent of African-Americans think Obama is black. Fifty-three percent of whites believe he is of mixed race.