Posted on April 12, 2016

Survey: African Americans Evenly Split Between Black Lives Matter, NAACP

Jerome Hudson, Breitbart, April 11, 2016

A narrow plurality of African Americans said they believe new groups like Black Lives Matter (BLM) represent them more than older groups, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), says a new study from Brilliant Corners, a Washington, D.C.-based research firm.

But the two groups have equal levels of strong support; 20 percent of respondents strongly aligned themselves with older groups, and 21 percent strongly aligned themselves with BLM and the new groups. Nine percent backed both, and 14 percent rejected both.

In a sample size of more than five hundred African Americans aged 18 and older, the study found that 39 percent of respondents said organizations like Black Lives Matter speak for their community.

A smaller share of those surveyed, 34 percent, said older groups like the NAACP and the Urban League represent and speak for them.