The Pew Research Center studied Americans’ perceptions of contributing factors to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

A panel of 9,654 Americans was conducted from June 4-10, 2020.

Key findings include:
–70% of Americans said “anger over the death of George Floyd after his arrest by police” contributed “a great deal” to the demonstrations.
–67% of all U.S. adults either “strongly” or “somewhat” support the Black Lives Matter movement.
–60% of white adults support the movement, compared to 85% of black adults, 77% of Hispanic adults, and 75% of Asian adults.
–69% of Americans said they’ve “had conversations with family or friends” about race in the past month.

Read more to discover Americans’ perceptions of factors underlying the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and how these perceptions differ by race and political affiliation.

Citation:

Kim Parker, J. (2020, August 20). Majorities Across Racial, Ethnic Groups Express Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement. Retrieved September 08, 2020, from https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2020/06/12/amid-protests-majorities-across-racial-and-ethnic-groups-express-support-for-the-black-lives-matter-movement/

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Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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