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Here's How 64 Percent of Blacks Responded When Asked to Choose Between ‘Black Lives Matter’ or ‘All Lives Matter’

"Black lives matter" or "All lives matter?"

People gather at the Confederate Museum during a protest in Charleston, South Carolina on June 20, 2015 (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

A new poll by Rasmussen reveals that a majority of black U.S. voters say "all lives matter" reflects their views better than "black lives matter."

People gather at the Confederate Museum during a protest in Charleston, South Carolina on June 20, 2015 (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The results show that 78 percent of all participants preferred "all lives matter" over "black lives matter." Eleven percent chose "black lives matter" and nine percent said neither statement reflects their point view.

Specifically among black voters, 31 percent said they prefer "black lives matter," while 64 percent chose "all lives matter," according to Rasmussen. Only nine percent of whites said they identify more with "black lives matter" while 81 percent went with "all lives matter." Among other minority voters, ten percent responded with "black lives matter" and 76 percent said "all lives matter."

The results were published just a little more than a year to the day that unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, sparking racially charged protests across the country.

Participants in the survey were also asked whether they think politicians talk about racial issues to get out in front of real problems or just to get elected. You can read the results from that question here.

The poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters by phone between August 17 and 18. The margin of error was three percent.

(H/T: Fox Nation)

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