While a large majority of Americans rate police officers positively on a 0-to-100 “feeling thermometer,” whites and blacks differ widely in their views.
Survey Report Americans give strongly positive ratings to teachers and members of the military, while ratings of political and ideological groups – Democrats, Republicans, liberals and conservatives – are much less positive, and more starkly divided along partisan lines. Yet wide partisan and ideological divides are also seen in views of some professions. Educators – […]
Officers' feelings of frustration and anger are linked to views of the public and police tactics.
In 2015, 47% of the violent crimes and 35% of the property crimes tracked by the Bureau of Justice Statistics were reported to police.
Here's how police view their jobs, key issues and recent fatal encounters between blacks and police, according to our new survey of nearly 8,000 sworn officers.
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.
About a quarter of all officers say they have ever fired their service weapon while on the job. Are some more likely than others to have fired their weapon in the line of duty?
Among the challenges U.S. police officers perceive on the job is a widespread feeling that police are mistreated by the media.
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 sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences.