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Questions - Police - December 4-5, 2014

Fewer Americans See Need for Police Profiling
Americans Strongly Believe Cops Protect and Serve
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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults

Conducted December 4-5, 2014

Rasmussen Reports


1* How do you rate the performance of the police in the area where you live?


2* Is the average police officer a protector or a threat to the average citizen?


3* Do most police officers think they are above the law?


4* Generally speaking, are most deaths that involve the police the fault of the policeman or the suspect?


5* Should factors such as race, ethnicity and overall appearance, sometimes called profiling, be used by police officers to determine whom should be randomly searched?


6* Is profiling an unnecessary violation of civil rights or is it necessary in today’s environment?


7* Should police officers be required to wear uniform cameras while on duty?


8* Would requiring on-duty police officers to wear uniform cameras increase or decrease the number of fatal incidents involving the police? Or would it have no impact?


9* Who will body cameras protect more – those who deal with the police or the police officers who wear them?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence