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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 08:58 AM

Americans' Respect for Police Surges

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Three in four Americans (76%) say they have "a great deal" of respect for the police in their area, up 12 percentage points from last year.

In addition to the large majority of Americans expressing "a great deal" of respect for their local police, 17% say they have "some" respect while 7% say they have "hardly any."

Gallup has asked this question nine times since 1965. The percentage who say they respect the police is significantly higher now than in any measurement taken since the 1990s and is just one point below the high of 77% recorded in 1967. Solid majorities of Americans have said they respect their local law enforcement in all polls conducted since 1965.

The latest figures, from Gallup's Oct. 5-9 annual poll on crime, show Americans' respect for police increased as the number of on-duty police officers who were shot and killed was on the rise.






http://www.gallup.com/poll/196610/americans-respect-police-surges.aspx

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Reply Americans' Respect for Police Surges (Original post)
pintobean Oct 2016 OP
brush Oct 2016 #1
pintobean Oct 2016 #2
brush Oct 2016 #4
pintobean Oct 2016 #6
brush Oct 2016 #7
pintobean Oct 2016 #8
brush Oct 2016 #9
pintobean Oct 2016 #10
heaven05 Oct 2016 #11
pintobean Oct 2016 #12
heaven05 Oct 2016 #14
pintobean Oct 2016 #15
heaven05 Oct 2016 #16
pintobean Oct 2016 #17
heaven05 Oct 2016 #19
DemocratSinceBirth Dec 2016 #36
Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #26
mythology Oct 2016 #31
brush Oct 2016 #32
GummyBearz Oct 2016 #3
ronnie624 Oct 2016 #5
treestar Oct 2016 #13
tblue37 Oct 2016 #18
Buckeye_Democrat Oct 2016 #24
Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #27
uponit7771 Oct 2016 #29
Dawson Leery Oct 2016 #33
MindPilot Oct 2016 #20
Upin Oct 2016 #21
MindPilot Oct 2016 #22
ronnie624 Oct 2016 #23
Buckeye_Democrat Oct 2016 #25
Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #28
SamKnause Oct 2016 #30
romanic Oct 2016 #34
NaturalHigh Oct 2016 #35

Response to pintobean (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 10:36 AM

1. Bet you won't get anything like that in POC communities

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 10:48 AM

2. Non-whites 67% "a great deal"

nt

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Response to pintobean (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:03 AM

4. Don't believe that for a minute.

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:19 AM

6. Of course you don't.

That shouldn't surprise anyone.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:23 AM

7. Most people know polls can be manipulated to say whatever you want them to

After all the videos of police shootings of unarmed black men in the last couple of years and you would have us believe that POCs are favorable towards police?

Yeah, right, and I've got a bridge in Brooklyn that's for sale too.

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:26 AM

8. Most people wouldn't say Gallup does that.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:28 AM

9. Are you kidding? It's well know that Gallup is a repug-leaning poll.

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:31 AM

10. Lol. Depends on the poll and the results

as to who says which way they lean.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 12:21 PM

11. I'm sure you believe

 

what you believe about the police, but trump believes, still, that he is going to win. So go for it.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 12:35 PM

12. Gallup doesn't have Trump at 67% among non-whites

or 76% overall. So.. your analogy sucks. It's just a lame-ass attempt to try to tie me to Trump.

Eta - your analogy would work if it was applied to you, though.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 12:53 PM

14. I would never tie you to trump

 

I am only responding to ALL your posts in OP. All I have to say is BLM came into being for a reason and it wasn't because the police deserved their respect. Plus DWB, WWB, LWB, being a child while black, being in a jail cell while black, doing nothing while black and still getting shot and hung does not respect engender. Fuck Gallup, I took the class, 'How to Lie with Statistics while in college. Gallup means nothing, to me and believe me, a lot of people.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:00 PM

15. Riiight. Why did you bring him into the conversation?



And, now we're back to post #10.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:09 PM

16. like I said

 

all your words and my analogy is still on target. I would never believe Gallup in a poll measuring something that is obviously trying to put a good face on the murder/execution of unarmed citizens of color. I stand by my EVERY word. If anything I said/wrote offends you, I hope you'll get over it, if not.........

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:14 PM

17. You couldn't possibly offend me.

I assume I interpreted this correctly
I any offend you

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Response to pintobean (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:21 PM

19. typing too fast, so what

 

my mistake, edited to make sure you understand every word........ Every word.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 21, 2016, 09:43 AM

36. You caught him.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:27 PM

26. Heh. Like economic-determinism, it can kill of any itelligent conversation.

 

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 03:59 PM

31. Much like the numbers you refuse to believe

 

The polling methodology is listed.

The problem with refusing to believe things is that it blinds you. For example you talk about the shootings of black men, but don't mention the high profile killings of cops or that some of the shootings of black men turn out to be valid uses of force, including arguably the most high profile in Michael Brown.

You present no evidence just an insistence that you must be right. How is that any different than people who deny evolution, climate change or claim vaccines cause autism?

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Response to mythology (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 04:02 PM

32. Pontificate all you want. Polls can be manipulated to say whatever the poller wants

Not buying it at all.

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:03 AM

3. Bet you didn't look at the break downs in the table

 

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:16 AM

5. So basically,

people are currenetly more likely to ignore police abuses, and accept the militarization of the police, than at other times in the past.

No surprise there.

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 12:40 PM

13. Interesting

Maybe day to day interactions support that rather than the extreme cases that make the news.

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:16 PM

18. LOCAL police. And most people express approval of their own senators and representatives while

also expressing highly negative opinions about the Senate and the House generally.

Similarly, most people disapprove of American schools and American education, but give their own schools high ratings.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:02 PM

24. This! ^^^

On the other hand, I would've been one of the white people with less respect for my local police compared to a couple decades ago. I don't have the same local police anymore, and the ones around here have never been very friendly. You'd think they were soldiers dealing with enemy terrorists on a regular basis, but crime stats are actually lower here.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:32 PM

27. So noted ^^. Further, tied for the greatest increase (19%) is the category 18-34 yoa.

 

I wonder this: When a crime goes down in a minority neighborhood, who is most likely to call the police?

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:54 PM

29. +1

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 06:26 PM

33. +1,000,000

In my case, I disapproved of my local school growing up as well as most local representatives.

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:40 PM

20. Somebody calls me up to ask my opinion of the police...

 

I would have to be compete idiot to say anything other than "the police are doubleplusgood."

I think the uptick in approval is based more on people being aware that their communications are likely being monitored than people's real feelings.

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Response to MindPilot (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:45 PM

21. Is that a black helicopter I hear?

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Response to Upin (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:47 PM

22. Of course not...all back helicopters have "whisper mode"

 

you are probably just having auditory hallucinations.

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Response to Upin (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:54 PM

23. The poster is addressing human psychology,

not promoting conspiracy theories.

I think the poster makes a good point.

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:44 PM

28. These poll results should surprise no one. Similar poll results from decades earlier

 

show similar results, even during times of social upheaval. Sobering to some is the fact our crime rate has dropped dramatically over the last 20+ years, yet most Americans polled (heh, that awful measure again) believe the crime rate has increased.

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 03:00 PM

30. My respect has plunged.

The last time they called me for a donation, I told them

I was not very pleased with the police, and would not be donating.

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 06:42 PM

34. I respect the fine police officers...

Who do thier jobs, get the bad guys, and help citizens in need.

What I don't respect is the corrupt system that rewards the bad cops and silence the good cops from speaking out under a heavy blue line.

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Response to pintobean (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2016, 01:09 PM

35. They've always had my respect.

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