Potential Determinants of Favorability Toward the Police

This section examines Americans’ beliefs, perceptions, and experiences that may impact their general favorability toward the police, including anxiety about crime in one’s neighborhood, respect for authority figures, preferences about police priorities, experiences with the police and perceptions of police competency, professionalism, impartiality, use of force, accountability and integrity. It then examines the extent to which each may correlate with favorability toward the police.


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