Support rises for Black Lives Matter among white youth: Poll
A majority of young white Americans now say they support Black Lives Matter, a protest movement calling for police accountability in the deaths of African Americans.
A new GenForward poll shows that 51 percent of white adults between the ages of 18 and 30 “strongly” or “somewhat” support the anti-racism movement, a 10-point increase since June.
Forty-two percent of the white youth said they do not support the protest movement, according to the survey conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Black Lives Matter enjoys widespread backing among the African-American community, with 85 percent of young blacks expressing support for the protesters.
Sixty-seven percent of Asian and 62 percent of Hispanic young adults agreed with that sentiment.
Young African-American, Hispanic and Asian adults had already expressed majority support for the movement in the June version of the poll.