How Hispanic police officers view their jobs
Hispanics are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in local U.S. police departments. Here are key findings about how Latino officers see their jobs.
Women may never make up half of the U.S. workforce
New projections indicate that the female share of the labor force will peak at 47.1% in 2025 and then taper off to 46.3% by 2060.
Most Americans see labor unions, corporations favorably
Americans’ views of both labor unions and business corporations have grown more positive since March 2015.
Most officers say the media treat police unfairly
Among the challenges U.S. police officers perceive on the job is a widespread feeling that police are mistreated by the media.
Police, public differ on key issues but align on others
The public and the police differ on issues ranging from an assault rifle ban to racial progress in the U.S., but their views align on other issues.
Female police officers’ on-the-job experiences diverge from those of male officers
Female police officers sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences.
Republicans more likely than Democrats to have confidence in police
Republicans and Democrats have vastly different opinions about how well police do their jobs and the realities of policing today.
Black and white officers see many key aspects of policing differently
On some subjects, racial differences among the police are considerably more pronounced than they are among the public as a whole.
Key findings on how police view their jobs amid protests and calls for reform
A new Pew Research Center nationwide survey of 7,917 police officers focuses on a wide range of topics about policing, including how police view their jobs, officers’ experiences in the field and how these fatal encounters have impacted the way they do their jobs.
Q&A: How Pew Research Center surveyed nearly 8,000 police officers
Read an interview with Senior Editor Rich Morin and Senior Research Methodologist Andrew Mercer, who were involved in our groundbreaking police officer survey.