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86 Percent in Struggling Areas Respect Local Police

86 Percent in Struggling Areas Respect Local Police
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The Associated Press (AP) "State of Opportunity in America" survey found that 86 percent of people in struggling neighborhoods have at least some respect for their local police.[1] More than 7 out of 10 also voice some or a lot of confidence in the officers who patrol their neighborhoods.

The AP release noted "racial and ethnic differences . . . for residents of these struggling communities."

  • 39 percent of black residents in fragile neighborhoods have little or no confidence in the police. That’s higher than the 26 percent of Hispanic residents and 21 percent of white residents who lack such confidence.

  • 19 percent of black residents in these neighborhoods have little or no respect for police. The comparable figure for white residents is 11 percent, and for Hispanic residents, it’s 9 percent.

However, rather than seeing more money spent on law enforcement, 84 percent "want more money spent on better education and job training rather than on improving law enforcement by increasing the number of prisons, police and judges."

An earlier Number of the Day noted that 51 percent of Chicago residents believe relations with police are good. Other cities fared better in that rating. Also, a different survey found that 64 percent of Americans have a positive view of police.

Footnotes:

Associated Press, "Survey: Most residents in struggling US areas respect police," February 4, 2018

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