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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 26: Protesters demonstrate against the death of George Floyd outside the 3rd Precinct Police Precinct on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I can’t breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that a majority of Americans say they approve of recent protests around the country. Many think the protests will bring positive change. A majority also say law enforcement officers had generally responded to the protests appropriately. Somewhat fewer say the officers used excessive force. The new findings follow weeks of peaceful protests and unrest in response to the death of George Floyd. A dramatic change in public opinion on race and policing has resulted, with more Americans today than five years ago calling police violence a very serious problem.