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CBS Survey: 60 Percent Agree With Ideas Expressed by BLM

CBS Survey: 60 Percent Agree With Ideas Expressed by BLM
A protester holds up a sign near Black Lives Matter plaza near the White House. (Andrew Caballero/AFP/Getty)

By    |   Sunday, 28 June 2020 10:38 PM

Sixty percent of the American public say they agree with the ideas expressed by the Black Lives Matter movement, while only 40% do not, according to a CBS News poll released on Sunday.

In addition, 53% of those surveyed support those protesting the treatment of blacks by police.

Other results from the poll show:

  • 53% of the white population agrees with the ideas expressed by BLM and 47% disagree, while 84% of blacks agree and 16% disagree.
  • Only 28% of Republicans agree with the ideas expressed by BLM. Among Independents, 58% agree with those ideas, as do 87% of Democrats.
  • When asked what should happen to Confederate statues in public places, 55% of Americans wanted them to remain, while 45% said they should be removed. Among Republicans, 84% wanted the statues to stay, while 74% of Democrats wanted them removed.
  • Fifty-seven percent under the age of 30 want Confederate statues removed, while only 34% of those over the age of 65 agree.
  • Only in the Northeast do a majority (51%) want Confederate statues removed, while in every other region, majorities want the statues to remain: in the South (56%), the Midwest (57%) and the West (55%).
  • Some 60% of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of the protests of the treatment of blacks by police, while 53% say he hasn't shown enough understanding about the concerns of demonstrators.
  • Fifty-five percent say major changes are needed in the way police departments operate, 36% think minor changes are needed and 9% say no change is needed

The survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 2,009 adult residents interviewed between June 23-26. The margin of error is ± 2.6 points.

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Sixty percent of the American public say they agree with the ideas expressed by the Black Lives Matter movement, while only 40% do not, according to a CBS News poll released on Sunday.
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