Most Americans trust — and need — the police
After a sustained onslaught of negative publicity, you would think that Americans had lost faith in the police, but a recent poll in Philadelphia gives some insights on the regard ordinary people really have for the men and women in blue.
In the City of Brotherly Love, a whopping 72 percent of respondents to a recent Pew poll said they had either “a great deal” or “a good amount” of respect for officers, a year-on-year increase of 5 percent for the city’s peacekeepers. Sixty percent of black and 60 percent of Latino residents expressed the sentiments.
Approval ratings like these dwarf those given to political leaders, many of whom have joined in a series of afactual, inflammatory attacks, either standing silently by while the police profession was disparaged or joining in the chorus.
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