Support for Black Lives Matter has plummeted among Americans since unrest began, new poll finds

Support for Black Lives Matter has declined dramatically among Americans since violence and riots that erupted after George Floyd’s death, new poll finds

  • New survey finds 55% of Americans support Black Lives Matter
  • That number is down from the 67% who supported the move in June
  • Among African Americans, support for Black Lives Matter is unchanged
  • Some 86% of blacks support BLM, new survey finds
  • But there is a decline among African Americans who say they strongly support the BLM
  • In June, 71% of African Americans said they strongly supported the BLM
  • Today, only 62% of black adults said they strongly support the BLM, poll finds










Fewer white and Hispanic Americans support Black Lives Matter while African-American support for the movement remains virtually unchanged, according to a new poll.

A majority of Americans – 55% – express at least some support for the movement, which is down from 67% in June, according to a new poll from Pew Research Center shows.

The number of American adults who say they strongly support the movement also fell from 38% in June to 29%.

The previous investigation was carried out in the days and weeks following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, involving police on May 25.

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Pew’s latest findings were made in the wake of the police shooting of a 29-year-old black man, Jacob Blake, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Among African Americans, support for the BLM remains strong. In June, 87% of blacks said they supported the movement.

The latest survey puts the figure at 86 percent.

Notably, the poll found a drop in African American adults who say they strongly support the BLM. In June, 71 percent said they strongly supported it, but now 62 percent say the same.

Black Lives Matter supporters march towards the George Washington Bridge in Globe Park, New York on September 12.  A new poll from the Pew Research Center finds a drop in the number of Americans who support the movement

Black Lives Matter supporters march towards the George Washington Bridge in Globe Park, New York on September 12. A new poll from the Pew Research Center finds a drop in the number of Americans who support the movement

Pew found that it was among whites and Hispanics that support for the BLM faltered.

Among white adults, 60% said they supported the BLM in June. That number has now fallen to less than half – 45 percent.

In June, 77% of Hispanic adults said they supported the BLM. The latest findings show that number has risen to 66% today.

Among Asian Americans, support for the BLM declined slightly from 75% to 69%.

Support for the BLM also sharply drops partisan lines. Only 19% of Republicans said they somewhat supported the movement.

Meanwhile, 88% of Democrats have said the same.

Broken down into race, 88% of white Democrats have expressed at least some support for the BLM, while only 16% of white Republicans say the same.

Just over half – 51% – of white Democrats said they strongly supported the BLM, while just 2% of white Republicans said the same.

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