Support for Black Lives Matter has decreased since June but remains strong among Black Americans
55% of U.S. adults now express at least some support for the Black Lives Matter movement, down from 67% in June.
Black Americans have less confidence in scientists to act in the public interest
There’s a 14-point gap between the shares of White and Black adults in the U.S. who say they have a great deal of confidence in scientists.
Key findings about multiracial identity in the U.S. as Harris becomes vice presidential nominee
Some 6.2 million U.S. adults – or 2.4% of the country’s adult population – report being two or more races.
Posts mentioning ‘Black lives matter’ spiked on lawmakers’ social media accounts after George Floyd killing
236 members (45%) of the 116th Congress have mentioned “Black lives matter” on Facebook or Twitter dating back as far as Jan. 1, 2015.
Many Black and Asian Americans Say They Have Experienced Discrimination Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak
About four-in-ten Black and Asian adults say people have acted as if they were uncomfortable around them because of their race or ethnicity since the beginning of the outbreak, and similar shares say they worry that other people might be suspicious of them if they wear a mask when out in public, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Views on why Black Americans face higher COVID-19 hospitalization rates vary by party, race and ethnicity
While the CDC has pointed to some possible factors that may be contributing to this pattern, the public is divided in its perceptions.
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.
#BlackLivesMatter surges on Twitter after George Floyd’s death
#BlackLivesMatter was used roughly 47.8 million times on Twitter – an average of just under 3.7 million times per day – from May 26 to June 7.
10 things we know about race and policing in the U.S.
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.
Black imprisonment rate in the U.S. has fallen by a third since 2006
There were 1,501 black prisoners for every 100,000 black adults in 2018, down sharply from 2,261 black inmates per 100,000 black adults in 2006.
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