55% of U.S. adults now express at least some support for the Black Lives Matter movement, down from 67% in June.
While declining shares give police forces positive marks for their use of force, treatment of racial groups and officer accountability, there is little support for cuts in spending on local policing.
Americans who recently protested are more likely to live in an urban area and to identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party.
Amid Protests, Majorities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups Express Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement
As demonstrations continue across the country to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in Minneapolis police custody, Americans see the protests both as a reaction to Floyd’s death and an expression of frustration over longstanding issues.
A month before George Floyd’s death, black and white Americans differed sharply in confidence in the police
In April, 78% of Americans overall – but 56% of black Americans – said they had confidence in police officers to act in the public's best interests.
Black adults are about five times as likely as whites to say they’ve been unfairly stopped by police because of their race or ethnicity.
The use of at-home DNA testing kits has raised concerns about whether consumers are comfortable with the use of their data by police.
Police officers in the United States still make more arrests for marijuana offenses than for any other drug, according to FBI data.
Members of Congress and technology leaders are rated lower in empathy, transparency and ethics; public gives higher scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers
Many Americans think declining trust in the government and in each other makes it harder to solve key problems. They have a wealth of ideas about what’s gone wrong and how to fix it.