More than 44 million #BlackLivesMatter tweets from nearly 10 million distinct users currently exist on Twitter today. Over half of all existing tweets that include the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag were posted from May to September 2020.
Along with fielding a survey of public attitudes toward Black Lives Matter, political engagement and activism on social media in general, Pew Research Center also conducted a separate analysis of activity around #BlackLivesMatter on Twitter. The phrase “Black lives matter” first appeared in a July 2013 Facebook post by activist Alicia Garza, following the acquittal […]
As we mark 10 years since the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag first appeared on social media, here are eight facts about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Today, 51% of U.S. adults say they support the Black Lives Matter movement, a decrease from 56% a year ago. The share who say they strongly support the movement dropped from 26% in 2022 to 22% in the new survey. The decrease in overall support is mostly due to the declining share of White adults […]
The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in […]
Today, 51% of U.S. adults say they support the Black Lives Matter movement – down from 67% in June 2020. A majority of Americans say the increased focus on race and racial inequality in the past three years hasn't led to improvement for Black Americans.
From posting hashtags to finding like-minded communities, social media has transformed where, when and how people engage with civic and political activities. This chapter uses survey data to explore online activism on social media, including the ways people are engaging with issues they care about and the value they place on these platforms when it […]
Black Lives Matter tops list of groups that Black Americans see as helping them most in recent years
Around four-in-ten Black adults in the United States (39%) say Black Lives Matter has done the most to help Black people in recent years.
Seven-in-ten U.S. teens say they support the Black Lives Matter movement. By comparison, 56% of U.S. adults said this in a separate survey.
Most Black adults (63%) say voting is an extremely or very effective strategy for Black progress; only 42% say the same of protesting.