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.
What do police think?
First, tell us how you think police would answer each of the five questions below. Then we’ll tell you how officers actually answered each question in a Pew Research Center nationwide survey.
Do you know what police think?
Tell us how you think police would answer each of five questions in a Pew Research Center nationwide survey of 7,917 police officer then we’ll tell you how officers actually answered each question i
The Racial Confidence Gap in Police Performance
Blacks and whites in the U.S. disagree over police performance and differ on the causes of fatal encounters between blacks and police.
Multiple Causes Seen for Baltimore Unrest
The public sees a number of contributing factors for the outbreak of violence and unrest in Baltimore last week, and most say it was the right decision to charge some Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.
Divide between blacks and whites on police runs deep
Race and community relations have become the focal point of tension in a series of incidents over the past year.
Mixed Views of Impact of Long-Term Decline in Union Membership
The share of wage and salary workers in the U.S. who belong to labor unions has fallen by about half since 1983. Americans express mixed views on the impact this long-term decline has had on the country.
About Half See CIA Interrogation Methods as Justified
Following the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on post-9/11 CIA interrogation practices, 51% of Americans say these CIA methods were justified, compared with 29% who say they were not.
Sharp Racial Divisions in Reactions to Brown, Garner Decisions
Ferguson highlights deep divisions between blacks and whites in America
One of the most persistent gaps between blacks and whites involves their levels of confidence in police.
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