Americans evenly divided on support for Black Lives Matter: poll

  

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Americans evenly divided on support for Black Lives Matter: poll
Broken down by race, Black or African American individuals showed the strongest support for the movement on Monday, with 82 percent backing it and seven percent in opposition. For comparison, only 35 percent of white individuals said they support the movement with 53 percent saying they oppose it. Fifty-seven percent of Hispanic/Latino respondents said they support the movement, while 29 percent say they oppose it.

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Americans evenly divided on support for Black Lives Matter: poll (msn.com)




Americans evenly divided on support for Black Lives Matter: poll







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Americans are evenly divided when it comes to support for Black Lives Matter, according to a new poll.

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The  survey , conducted by Civiqs, a nonpartisan online survey organization that is associated with the progressive media group Daily Kos, found that on Monday 44 percent of Americans said they support the Black Lives Matter movement, and another 44 percent said they oppose the campaign.


Eleven percent of respondents said they do not support or oppose the drive, and one percent said they remain unsure.

The Black Lives Movement was formed in 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was charged with murdering Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida, shot the 17-year-old Black high school student, claiming that he did so as a form of self-defense.

Civiqs has been tracking support for the Black Lives Matter movement since April 2017, which has shifted over the past four and a half years.

Support reached an all-time high between May and June of 2020, the same time the country was reacting to the death of George Floyd, who was killed after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for roughly nine minutes.

Chauvin was later  found guilty on all three criminal counts  he was facing in the case.

Backing for the movement spiked to a record-high of 52 percent on June 1, 2020, according to the poll, after teetering around 41 percent for months.

The movement saw its lowest support between July and August of 2018, which was around the same time of the Charlottesville rally.

Support has been on a steady decline since. Civiqs did not perceive a significant spike in support following the police-involved shooting of 29-year-old Black man Jacob Blake, which sparked protests in Kenosha, Wis., or after Chauvin's conviction was handed down by a jury.

Broken down by race, Black or African American individuals showed the strongest support for the movement on Monday, with 82 percent backing it and seven percent in opposition.

For comparison, only 35 percent of white individuals said they support the movement with 53 percent saying they oppose it.

Fifty-seven percent of Hispanic/Latino respondents said they support the movement, while 29 percent say they oppose it.

When it comes to political parties, Democrats overwhelmingly said they support the Black Lives Matter movement compared to Republicans and Independents.

Monday's poll found that 85 percent of Democrats support the campaign, followed by Independents at 36 percent and Republicans at just three percent.









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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago
Broken down by race, Black or African American individuals showed the strongest support for the movement on Monday, with 82 percent backing it and seven percent in opposition.  85 percent of Democrats support the campaign, followed by Independents at 36 percent and Republicans at just three percent.

And people wonder why blacks vote Democratic. The Democrats support civil rights positions and the Republicans dont. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago
The Democrats support civil rights positions and the Republicans dont. 

What civil rights positions are you saying Republicans don't support?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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2  Jack_TX    3 weeks ago
a nonpartisan online survey organization that is associated with the progressive media group Daily Kos

Hehehehehe.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Jack_TX @2    3 weeks ago

Pretty much a oxymoron there.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3  Jack_TX    3 weeks ago

The thing is.... 99% of America supports the fundamental things BLM should be about.

We ALL want fewer police killings, and policemen especially want fewer police killings.

We all want equal opportunities.  We all want better schools, safer neighborhoods, more prosperity and less racism.

Where we disagree is on things like whether or not pouting and shouting is the best way to achieve any of that.  Or whether black people should all get a big check for being black.  Or whether white people all need to stand up and declare that we're terrible, awful, no-good excuses for humans who should sit in a corner wearing sackcloth and ashes paying penance for shit we never did.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Jack_TX @3    3 weeks ago
We all want equal opportunities.  We all want better schools, safer neighborhoods, more prosperity and less racism.

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Ed-NavDoc
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4  Ed-NavDoc    3 weeks ago

According to the article, it is skewed and misleading. Did anyone notice it did not state how many people were actually polled? Always amuses me how the pollsters then say it represents x number of the total population instead of x number of individuals polled. That's why I stopped believing in political polls a long time ago

 
 
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