Photo by Octavio Jones for The New York Times
Photo by Octavio Jones for The New York Times

Nearly two-thirds of Americans support the recent protests against racial injustice, a new Gallup poll released Tuesday revealed. 

The nationwide protests were sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a Black man whose neck was pinned under the knee of a white police officer for nearly nine minutes in May. 

The poll found that 65% of U.S. adults support the protests. Additionally, 53% said the protests “will help” public support for equality and racial justice versus 34% who said they would “hurt” and 13% who said they will “make no difference.”

The poll also reports that approximately one in 10 respondents said they had participated in a demonstration in the last month. Among younger respondents, that number jumps to one in four. 

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