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Most Americans support pro-justice protesters: Poll

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This image shows 'Black Lives Matter' written on a protesters umbrella at a pro-justice rally at the Washington Memorial in Washington, DC, on July 4, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

Nearly two in three Americans have said they support the nationwide pro-justice protests triggered by the police killing of handcuffed black man George Floyd earlier this year.

A Gallup poll released on Tuesday showed 65% of the adult population in states across the US supported the pro-justice protests.

The vast majority of the colored people in the US -- 92% of African-Americans, 89% of Asian-Americans, 70% Hispanics -- showed support for the protests, according to the poll.

Among the US political parties, 95% of Democrats, 65% of independents, and only 22% of Republicans, said they supported the pro-justice protesters fighting against institutionalized racism and police brutality in the country.

Fifty-four percent of those who took part in the survey said the recent protest rallies had helped upgrade their “views on racial justice and equality” in the United States, while 47% said they had no change in views at all.

Among adults under the age of thirty, 66% said their view had changed after seeing the pro-justice rallies held across the country. Sixty-six percent of Democrats said the same.

Particularly, the majority (74%) of the Asian-American adults in the survey said the protests had changed their view on racial justice either "a lot" or "a little."

Fifty-three percent of the adults surveyed said that the protest rallies, which started after the Minneapolis police killing of Floyd in May, had helped the “public support for racial justice and equality.”

The web-based Gallup survey conducted between June 23 and July 6 interviewed 36,463 adults in the US.

The survey's margin of error is an estimated 1.4 percentage points.

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