The June 19-21 poll found that the American demonstrations, which began the day after Floyd’s death on May 25, were backed by majorities of adults living in Italy (60 percent), Germany (59 percent), Spain (57 percent), the United Kingdom (56 percent) and France (53 percent). The survey was conducted among 1,000 adults in each of those countries, with respective margins of error of 3 percentage points.
By comparison, 62 percent of U.S. adults said they supported the Floyd-inspired protests in a Morning Consult poll earlier this month.
The protests have become an international phenomenon, with people all over the world taking to the streets to call attention to perceived injustices within their own communities. News and discussion of the U.S. demonstrations pierced the British consciousness in particular, according to the poll: 53 percent of Britons said they’d heard “a lot” about the Black Lives Matter protests, significantly more than those living in other parts of Europe.