Posted on June 12, 2020

Popularity of Black Lives Matter Jumps to 62%

Rasmussen Reports, June 10, 2020


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. Just as many (30%) view the group less favorably. {snip}


Forty-six percent (46%) of blacks have a more favorable opinion of the movement now, a view shared by 26% of whites and 32% of other minority voters.

Democrats (49%) are far more likely to have a Very Favorable opinion of Black Lives Matter than Republicans (17%) and voters not affiliated with either major party (28%).

Forty-four percent (44%) of GOP Voters have a less favorable opinion after the recent protests. A plurality (46%) of Democrats has a more favorable view of the group, while 48% of unaffiliated voters feel about the same.