Last week, Pew Research Center released the results of a survey on the Black Lives Matter movement which revealed that public support for the movement has hit its lowest level since Pew began the survey in 2017, Just the News reported.
According to the survey, support for the Black Lives Matter movement fell to only 51 percent, down 16 points from its peak during the height of the BLM riots following the in-custody death of George Floyd in 2020.
Another 61 percent of those surveyed said the Black Lives Matter movement has been ineffective at improving race relations in the United States.
In 2020, 52 percent of respondents said the increased focus on race relations will benefit black people in America. However, in the survey released last week, 57 percent of respondents said Black Lives Matter has not led or will not lead to a benefit for blacks.
Broken down by age, young people are more supportive of Black Lives Matter than older Americans, with 64 percent of young adults ages 18 to 29 supporting the activist movement. Among Americans 30 to 49, only 52 percent support BLM. For Americans 50 to 64, that support drops to 46 percent while only 41 percent of Americans over the age of 65 support BLM.
Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents continue to broadly support the Black Lives Matter Movement with 84 percent, describing the group as “Empowering” (42 percent) and “Inclusive” (27 percent).
Meanwhile, Republicans and Republican-leaning independents overwhelmingly oppose the BLM movement (82 percent), describing the group as “Dangerous” (59 percent) and “Divisive” (54 percent).
Given the recent revelations about the financial malfeasance of Black Lives Matter organizers, it isn’t surprising that support for the group has dropped.
Additionally, some organizers of the group have faced criminal charges.