Most Don’t Blame Police for Shootings
Americans generally have a high opinion of their local police, and barely one-in-five think cops are mostly at fault when a suspect gets shot.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 67% of American Adults rate the performance of the police in the area where they live as good or excellent. That’s unchanged from our March 2018 survey. Just nine percent (9%) rate their local cops poorly. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. American Adults was conducted on February 21-22, 2022 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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