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Most Americans think ‘All Lives Matter’ is a positive message. Yet why are we being told it’s as good as a hate crime?

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If you have spent even a little time looking through social media posts or reading media headlines in recent weeks, it’s likely become obvious that “all lives matter” is one of many triggering phrases that has been pointed to by Black Lives Matter activists as simply not culturally acceptable to say.

According to a new poll, however, the majority of people appear to see the words as positive.

Questioning nearly 1,500 people, a YouGov/Economist poll shows that across races, regions, and ages, the majority of people find no comeuppance with the three words.

In total, 56 percent of respondents said they saw the phrase as positive. That number remains above 50 for males and females and barely dips below that halfway mark for black people polled.

The number also dips below 50 percent when one gets into younger age groups, as only 37 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 see “all lives matter” as a positive message. That number rises as the age groups questioned get older.

To put the numbers in better perspective, those that think “all lives matter” carries a negative........

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