Nearly 2 in 3 Americans said in a new poll that they support nationwide protests for racial justice and widespread law enforcement reforms in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody earlier this year.
The Gallup poll released Tuesday found that 65 percent of U.S. adults support the protests, and 50 percent feel very or somewhat “connected to the cause of those protesting.”
That percentage spiked particularly among Asian American adults, with 74 percent saying that the demonstrations have changed their view on racial justice either “a lot” or “a little.”
By comparison, 64 percent of Republicans said their views on racial justice have not changed “at all” amid the ongoing protests.
The majority of adults sampled — 53 percent — also said that the protests will help “public support for racial justice and equality.” Thirty-four percent said the demonstrations would hurt the public support, and 13 percent said it would make no difference.