[Ed. – Unfortunately the poll didn’t probe how much respondents know about the group and what it stands for.]
The popularity of the Black Lives Matter movement has climbed dramatically after several days of protest following the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of Black Lives Matter, with 32% who share a Very Favorable one. This compares to 37% and 13% respectively the last time we asked this question four years ago.
Thirty-one percent (31%) still view the organization unfavorably, including 16% with a Very Unfavorable view. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Forty-nine percent (49%) of blacks regard Black Lives Matter Very Favorably, compared to 28% of whites and 36% of other minority voters.
Thirty percent (30%) of all voters say they have a more favorable view of Black Lives Matter following the recent protests.