William E. Cleary | CNBNews
(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 25, 2020)--The Pew Research Center released a survey today regarding the people who are participating in the Black Lives Matter protests taking place in major cities throughout the country in the past month.
According to the study only 17% of the protestors are black Americans.
Hispanic Americans account for 22% of recent protest attendees. When it comes to the share of protesters who are Asian the number is 8%.
The survey reveals the majority of the protestors or 46% are white.
About four-in-ten (41%) of those who say they recently attended a protest focused on race are younger than 30; among all U.S. adults, 19% are in this age group. In turn, those ages 50 and older are underrepresented among the protesters, while those ages 30 to 49 represent a similar share of those who have attended a protest.
When it comes to political party affiliation, about eight-in-ten (79%) of those who say they participated in a protest or rally focused on race or racial equality in the last month identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while just 17% say they are Republican or Republican-leaning.