Poll: 70% of black people support local police departments

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 27th, 2021 2:06 pm
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Last Updated Apr 28th, 2021 at 11:02 am

A recent poll showed that a majority of black Americans believe that local police departments are doing a good job.

According to a CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday, 70% of polled black Americans said that local police departments are doing a "very good" or "somewhat good" job, while 30% said that local police are doing a "somewhat bad" or "very bad" job.

Among white respondents, 82% said police were doing a good job, while 18% reacted negatively. Hispanic respondents saw 77% supporting and 22% disapproving local police departments.

Overall, 79% approved of local police departments and 21% disapproved.

The poll surveyed more than 2,500 residents and has a margin of error plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.


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