Americans Strongly Believe Cops Protect and Serve
Americans are solidly convinced that their local police are their protectors and give them high makes for the job they do. Most also believe deaths that involve policemen are usually the fault of the suspect, not the cop.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of American Adults rate the performance of the police in the area where they live as good or excellent. Just nine percent (9%) say they are doing a poor job. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 4-5, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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