55% of U.S. adults now express at least some support for the Black Lives Matter movement, down from 67% in June.
While declining shares give police forces positive marks for their use of force, treatment of racial groups and officer accountability, there is little support for cuts in spending on local policing.
Americans who recently protested are more likely to live in an urban area and to identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party.
As demonstrations continue across the country to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in Minneapolis police custody, Americans see the protests both as a reaction to Floyd’s death and an expression of frustration over longstanding issues.
In April, 78% of Americans overall – but 56% of black Americans – said they had confidence in police officers to act in the public's best interests.
Black adults are about five times as likely as whites to say they’ve been unfairly stopped by police because of their race or ethnicity.
World War II service members’ numbers have dwindled from around 939,000 veterans in 2015 to about 300,000 in 2020.
Nearly three out of four U.S. adults say that, in general, it’s important for journalists to function as watchdogs over elected officials.
The use of at-home DNA testing kits has raised concerns about whether consumers are comfortable with the use of their data by police.
Police officers in the United States still make more arrests for marijuana offenses than for any other drug, according to FBI data.