Poll: Support for Black Lives Matter drops 15 percentage points since June

by Jordyn Pair · Sep 25th, 2020 4:06 pm

Last Updated Sep 30th, 2020 at 10:25 pm

Public support for the Black Lives Matter movement has plummeted 15 percentage points since June, according to an Associated Press-NORC poll released Wednesday.

Support for the protests was at 54% in June, but has dropped to just 39% in September. A total of 44% of respondents said they disapprove of the protests.

Support among black Americans has dropped 18 points, from 81% saying they support BLM in June to 63% in September. Support among white Americans dropped from 53% to 34%.

The poll also showed that more Americans said violence against police is an "extremely" or "very" serious issue, with 48% expressing concern in September, up from 39% in June.

The poll surveyed 1,108 adults between September 11-14. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percentage points.


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