Majority of Black Americans Reject 'Defunding Police,' Support Law Enforcement: Poll
Police gain solid support despite media demonisation
Seventy percent of black Americans believe local police are doing a somewhat or very good job, despite the left-wing media narrative claiming otherwise.
Only 30 percent said police were doing a somewhat or very bad job, A CBS News/YouGov poll revealed.
The results for white Americans were slightly higher at 82 and 18 percent, respectively.
77 percent of Hispanics rated local police favorably compared to 22 percent unfavorably.
The overall support for local police came an average of 79 and 21 percent.
The figures show majority approval for the police despite them being vilified by Democrats and the media amid the death of George Floyd.
The poll also broke down political ideology, race, gender, support for Joe Biden or President Donald Trump, political party, race/ethnicity, and for whites, by the level of education.
Results for males and females were identical.
Seventy-nine percent of each group expressed support for their local police, while 21 percent didn't.
Among liberals, the figure was 71 to 29 percent.
Moderates, 80 to 20 percent.
Conservatives, 89 to 11.
The figures show local police gained more support from conservatives as compared to liberals.
Appreciation for enforcement seemingly increases as people get older, it appears.
Just 76 percent of Biden supporters approved of their local police, while 23 percent did not.
Among Trump supporters, the figures jumped to 89 and 11 percent, respectively.
72 percent of Demcorats held a favorable opinion of local police compared to 28 percent who did not.
Independents were 81 and 19 percent, and for Republicans, 88 to 11 percent.
White people without a college degree supported police by a margin of 83 to 17 percent.
Americans were asked by the survey if they agreed with the ideology of Black Lives Matter.
Forty-eight percent said yes, 38 percent, no, and 13 percent were not sure.
Demographics also broke this down.
For hite Americans, 41 percent agree with the group’s ideas, 46 percent disagree, while 13 percent didn’t know.
For black Americans, 75 percent agree with the group’s ideas, 13 percent disagree, and 12 percent were undecided.
47 percent of males said they agreed with the ideas of BLM, 42 percent did not, and 10 percent were not sure.
50 percent of females agreed, 34 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
The survey reveals an inverse relationship between support for BLM and age.
Sixty-two percent of respondents under 30 said they agree with BLM, 29 percent did not, and 9 percent weren’t sure.
Unsurprisingly, among Biden voters, 82 percent agreed with BLM, 12 percent did not, and six percent were undecided.
Twelve percent of Trump supporters said they agreed, and a whopping 81 percent disagreed, and seven percent were unsure.
The CBS/YouGov poll surveyed a “nationally representative sample” of 2,527 U.S. residents between April 21-24, 2021, and has a margin of error of +/- 2.3 points.