For this survey, a sample of 1,113 Americans age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. Protesters against the global security law raising an effigy of Emmanuel Macron on Saturday. This year, in the midst of a raging pandemic, Americans took to the streets to call for police reform and stand against systemic racism in our country. The poll released Monday by Goucher College notes although slightly more than half support reducing the police budget in favor of better funding social programs, only 28 percent support the “defund the police” movement. “I would like to see the police brutality stop and the racism stop, if it could.”, Trump: Chokeholds banned except when officer's life is at risk. About three in four people surveyed say racial bias against Black Americans is a serious problem in the U.S. Slightly fewer say it’s a problem in their community. 79% supported creating uniform statewide de-escalation … Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Reducing funding to police departments, a rallying cry for many protesters, received support from about one-third of respondents. • Cut off police departments' ability to buy military gear. -. A recent poll from the Elabé Institute for BFMTV found that 60% of French people have confidence in the police, and 64% said they believed only a minority of police were violent. The poll identified several specific examples of responsibilities that more than half of respondents thought could be done by other professionals rather than police: sending social workers and EMTs to respond to mental health, substance use and domestic violence issues, assigning social workers and counselors to monitor school safety, and using cameras, drones and other technologies to enforce traffic laws. Rosenberg, a Republican who has a military background, believed sending social workers to situations that could involve weapons, such as domestic violence disputes, would lead to widespread deaths and injuries. It will also address longstanding complaints from police over working conditions. Amid Black Lives Matters protests across the country, President Trump signs an executive order that raises the standards for policing across the country. According to Forbes, the poll … Seven in 10 Americans (70%) have now seen the video that shows the officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes as Floyd says, “I cannot breathe,” and “don’t kill me” as other police officers stand nearby. 82% of poll respondents supported requiring police officers to undergo racial bias training, while 17% said they opposed a requirement. He announced he would be calling a major consultation in January called the “Beauvau de securité”, after Place Beauvau, the Paris square that is home to the interior ministry that oversees the country’s forces of law and order. The poll also documented support for police was common, with nearly three-quarters of respondents saying disrespect of police officers was a serious problem and about half saying police budgets should stay the same or increase. Congress couldn’t agree on a bipartisan set of police reforms, but Americans across the political spectrum can. French president responds to angry protests and concerns force is losing public confidence, Last modified on Fri 11 Dec 2020 05.38 EST. The president is treading a fine line between balancing public and police concerns. Most Americans believe that change must be made to law enforcement across the nation and that reforms are needed to reduce police brutality against Black Americans, a poll … Defunding the police came dead last. Among the ideas embraced by many of those polled June 18-22 by Ipsos on behalf of Public Agenda and USA TODAY: • Force officers to reapply for their jobs to help weed out bad cops. As Maryland legislative committees craft comprehensive police reform packages for the 2021 General Assembly session, they appear to have significant support from voters, according to a recently-completed poll.