Skip to comments.New Poll Shows Majority Of Black Americans Favor Higher Police Presence
Posted on 08/05/2020 10:44:57 AM PDT by Kaslin
A Gallup poll released on Wednesday shows that 81 percent of black Americans want the police presence to remain the same or increase in their neighborhood or area. According to the poll, 67 percent of all U.S. adults also prefer the status quo when it comes to local police presence.
Most Black Americans want the police to spend at least as much time in their area as they currently do, indicating that they value the need for the service that police provide, the poll concludes.
Eighty-three percent of Hispanic Americans and 88 percent of white Americans share similar attitudes. In contrast, only 72 percent of Asian Americans say they would prefer increased or the same amount of police presence in their neighborhoods.
After an examination of factors such as volume and frequency of police interactions, however, researchers determined that neither were the most significant factor in dictating black Americans attitudes towards police presence in their area.
While exposure comes with more trepidation for Black than White or Hispanic Americans about what they might experience in a police encounter, poll analysis suggests that simply having an interaction with the police in the past year has no bearing on black Americans preference for local police presence in their area.
In cases where black Americans see police in their neighborhood, there is a limited impact on determining increased, the same, or decreased police appearances in their area.
The slightly elevated frequency with which Black Americans see police in their neighborhood has limited impact on their preferences for changing the local police presence, the poll explains. About a third of Black Americans who say they often see the police in their neighborhood think the police should spend less time there (34%); however, the majority of adults in this group think they should spend the same amount of time (56%) or more time (10%).
The most significant factor in determining attitudes towards police presence, according to Gallup is the quality of the interaction.
While fewer than one in five Black Americans feel very confident that the police in their area would treat them with courtesy and respect, only 13 percent of black Americans who were treated respectfully favor decreased police presence in their area while 87 percent want the same or increased number and frequency of police.
Those harboring the least confidence that they will be treated well, or who have had negative encounters in the past, are much more likely to want the police presence curtailed, the poll concludes.
A previous Gallup poll released in late July showed that only 22 percent of black Americans approved of abolishing police departments, while 90 percent showed great interest in specific reforms aimed at improving police relations with the communities they serve and preventing or punishing abusive police behavior.
BLM isnt about black lives but the Revolution.
I believe so too.
“If you want mo po po, you ain’t black!”
BLM needs the names and addresses of them all to DOX them.
As Biden said “You ain’t black if” you support police.
“Come on man!”
Maybe BLM will collapse after their mommies give them a good spanking.
The #1 piece of white racism in America today is
white Liberals thinking that black people are stupid.
Lesson: one cannot have their cake and throw it in someone else's face at the same time.
If they feel that way, they are not really black.
I know that because white liberals have told me so.
Well, that explains why blacks are always voting for strong law and order candidates at the polls that matter. Oops. Something else must be going on, because that isn’t what happens.
Im old enough to remember when Flava Flav sang 911 is a joke his major complaint was that the cops took forever to show up to a crime in black neighborhoods. People living in lower income areas want more police patrols because they are the main victims of crime.
Of course African Americans want higher police presence. The majority of crime is in their neighborhood and only a high police can control it and protect them. I hear Leslie Marshall on Fox giving all this information that President Trump is a failure makes her a fool and should get job cleaning houses. President Trump’s law and order ideals is the greatest hope the African Americans have amd they must be protected not politicalized......
Interesting...and wise.On a per capita basis blacks are far more often victims of crimes (violent and otherwise) than are whites.
Black folks value police services by an overwhelming margin.
The left will never successfully defund police. They may nip around the bloated edges and continue to poor vitriol on them, but they will never reduce them to a significant degree.
Ami Horowitz is kind of badass for some of the reporting he’s done.
But before all this crap started he went to NYC and did some on the street stuff.
Of course, the UBER WHITE LIBERAL Brooklyn hipsters, that aren’t affected by the policies they support, hate the cops. While the folks up town, in Harlem, where sh*t happens are supportive of the cops. As always, interesting.
The guy at the 1:42 mark is spot on for those that live in areas where no police would be disastrous.
I worked in a rather busy neighborhood when I was a patrolman. The working folks and I got along great. The guys on the corner, not so much. Oh well.
Yes, it is frustratingly true that blacks will probably continue to vote overwhelmingly for democrats. Part of this is due to the strong coercion in effect against any black voices that stray from the plantation. Nevertheless, Trump has made some progress, and I think he’ll get a somewhat higher percentage of black votes in 2020...every bit helps.
What make this poll any more believable than any of the other ones foisted upon us lately?
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