A new survey from GenForward points to rising support for the Black Lives Matter movement among young Americans. The survey interviewed nearly 2,000 Americans ages 18-30. The GenFoward Survey is a joint effort by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago and the NORC Center for Public Affairs.
The survey found 51% of respondents in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement, with 32% against it. More than a fifth of black people in the survey ranked police brutality in the top three issues they’d consider when deciding who to vote for in the presidential election. 6% of whites and 6% of Hispanics also ranked a candidate’s position on police brutality in the top three issues when considering choosing a president.