Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people. The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation.In July 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin 17 months earlier in February 2012. The movement became …

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'The rich get richer and the poor get poorer' : exploring the …

FAI · 30 September 2020 English

Inequality is pervasive in British society, and has been for as long as Britain has been an economic superpower1. These inequalities are evident in various different aspects of modern life, …


Majority of Public Favors Giving Civilians the Power to Sue Police Officers …

Pew Research Center · 9 July 2020 English

While declining shares give police forces positive marks for their use of force, treatment of racial groups and officer accountability, there is little support for cuts in spending on local …


61% of U.S. women say ‘feminist’ describes them well; many see feminism …

Pew Research Center · 7 July 2020 English

A century after the 19th Amendment was passed, Americans differ over how well the term “feminism” describes them and how they see the movement.


Local news is playing an important role for Americans during COVID-19 outbreak

Pew Research Center · 2 July 2020 English

Some 61% of U.S. adults say they follow COVID-19 news at both the national and local level equally, and 23% say they pay more attention to local news.


Many Black and Asian Americans Say They Have Experienced Discrimination Amid the …

Pew Research Center · 1 July 2020 English

About four-in-ten Black and Asian adults say people have acted as if they were uncomfortable around them because of their race or ethnicity since the beginning of the outbreak, and …


'I can’t breathe': The refrain that reignited a movement

Amnesty International · 30 June 2020 English

“I can’t breathe" Three words uttered by George Floyd as his life was extinguished beneath the knee of a police officer in the USA have again become a rallying cry …


Public’s Mood Turns Grim; Trump Trails Biden on Most Personal Traits, Major …

Pew Research Center · 30 June 2020 English

With less than five months until the 2020 elections, Americans are deeply unhappy with the state of the nation.


Views on why Black Americans face higher COVID-19 hospitalization rates vary by …

Pew Research Center · 26 June 2020 English

While the CDC has pointed to some possible factors that may be contributing to this pattern, the public is divided in its perceptions.


The coronavirus pandemic's impact on our polling

Pew Research Center · 25 June 2020 English

Associate Director for International Research Methods Patrick Moynihan explored the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on survey research globally as part of Data Collection in a time of multiple crises: …


Younger, more educated U.S. adults are more likely to take part in …

Pew Research Center · 25 June 2020 English

One-in-ten U.S. adults say they have taken part in citizen science in the past year, and 26% say they have ever done so.


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