Americans Worry That Anti-Police Rhetoric Endangers Public Safety
In the wake of the George Floyd murder trial, most Americans still support police and worry that criticism of cops will make their communities less safe.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults are concerned the growing criticism of America's police will lead to a shortage of police officers and reduce public safety in the community where they live. That includes 37% who are Very Concerned. Nineteen percent (19%) are Not Very Concerned that anti-police criticism will reduce public safety and 10% are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 13-14, 2021 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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