Americans’ Deep Racial Divide on Trusting the Police

It isn’t just Ferguson—polling shows that black Americans are wary of law enforcement across the nation, while whites are more likely to trust officers.


"While the focus for the last two weeks has been on the specific racial tensions boiling over in the St. Louis suburbs, Gallup rounded up several years of polling data showing that these stories about black distrust of the police in Ferguson match with broader perceptions among African Americans nationwide."

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