Majority supports Black Lives Matter

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Majority supports Black Lives Matter

One half agrees there is systemic racism in Toronto

TORONTO April 13th, 2016 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 858 Toronto voters, the majority support the Black Lives Matter movement (55%), and 3-in-10 support it “very strongly” (29%). Strong support is common to the youngest (40%), females (32%) rather than males (26%), mid income groups ($40K to $60K - 37%), in the downtown (40%) but not so much in Etobicoke (18%), among Chow voters (59%) but not Tory voters (18%) and among university graduates (32%).

One half sees systemic racism in Toronto

One half of Toronto voters agree there is systemic racism in the city (50%), while 3-in-10 disagree (29%) and one fifth have no opinion (20%). Finding systemic racism in our city is characteristic of the youngest (56%), females (55%), the least wealthy (58%), in East York (57%), Chow voters (72%) and among the best educated (post grad - 53%).

 “One half the city both applauds the aims of the BLM movement, and also believes their central argument; that systemic racism exists in Toronto despite our multicultural veneer," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.