June 10, 2021: Seventy-seven percent (77%) of voters have a favorable opinion of their local police department. Seventeen percent (17%) have an unfavorable view.
A majority of every measured demographic group holds a favorable opinion of their local police. That includes 81% of white voters, 77% of Hispanic voters, and 57% of Black voters.
The survey also found that 48% of voters believe police officers are harassed and endangered by the actions of people they encounter more than they abuse their authority. Thirty-five percent (35%) take the opposite view and believe it is more common for police officers to abuse their authority.
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