January 15, 2015 - New Yorkers Turn Their Backs On Police Protests, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Lynch, Sharpton Both Get Negative Scores Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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New York City voters, black, white and Hispanic, disapprove 69 - 27 percent of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at funerals for two police officers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Police union leader Patrick Lynch's comments that the mayor's office had blood on its hands are "too extreme," voters say 77 - 17 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University Poll finds. There is no party, gender, racial, borough or age group which finds the comments "appropriate."

With a big racial division, voters say 47 - 37 percent that Mayor de Blasio's statements and actions during his 2013 campaign and during his first year in office show he does support police. The mayor supports police, black voters say 69 - 19 percent and Hispanic voters say 53 - 33 percent, while white voters say 49 - 36 percent he does not support police.

Police discipline has broken down, voters say 52 - 38 percent, but voters say 62 - 20 percent that Police Commissioner William Bratton can restore or maintain discipline.

Voters approve 56 - 31 percent of the job Commissioner Bratton is doing, up from 44 - 39 percent in a December 17 Quinnipiac University poll and his highest approval since a 57 - 19 percent score June 12, 2014. Black, white and Hispanic voters all approve.

"Cops turning their backs on their boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, is unacceptable, New Yorkers say by large margins. Even cop-friendly Staten Island gives that rude gesture only a split decision," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

"Comments by the PBA's Patrick Lynch that Mayor de Blasio has 'blood on his hands' are condemned by white, black and Hispanic voters alike."

"Maybe it's sympathy for a guy in a tough position, a commissioner leading a defiant department, but Commissioner William Bratton's job approval numbers jump up," Carroll added. "Voters think misbehaving cops should be punished and they fear that discipline in the department has broken down, but they believe Commissioner Bratton can straighten things out."

New York City voters approve 56 - 37 percent of the job police citywide are doing, compared to 51 - 41 percent December 17. Approval today is 66 - 28 percent among white voters and 54 - 36 percent among Hispanic voters, while black voters disapprove 54 - 41 percent. Voters approve 71 - 25 percent of the job police in their community are doing.

The recent slowdown in police activity is more of a protest, 56 percent of voters say, while 27 percent say it is because police officers fear for their safety.

Voters say 57 - 34 percent that officers should be disciplined if they deliberately are making fewer arrests or writing fewer tickets. Black, white and Hispanic voters all agree. Lynch and Sharpton

Voters give Patrolmen's Benevolent Assn. President Patrick Lynch a negative 18 - 39 percent favorability rating and say 43 - 27 percent that he is a mostly negative force in the city.

Rev. Al Sharpton gets a negative 29 - 53 percent favorability, his lowest score ever, and voters say 51 - 37 percent that he is a mostly negative force in the city, also his worst score.

Rev. Sharpton has too much influence with Mayor de Blasio, 37 percent of voters say, while 8 percent say he has too little influence and 34 percent say his influence is about right.

"It's an incongruous pairing, but Lynch and Rev. Al Sharpton, the outspoken police critic, share in the negative judgments of New Yorkers," Carroll said.

Relations between Mayor de Blasio and the police are "generally bad," voters say 77 - 15 percent. Of those who say "bad," 45 percent of voters say de Blasio is to blame, while 43 percent blame police. White voters blame de Blasio 61 - 30 percent and black voters blame police 69 - 16 percent. Hispanic voters are divided with 45 percent blaming the mayor and 42 percent blaming police.

From January 7 - 14, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,182 New York City voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Bratton is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              56%    50%    63%    49%    60%    52%    63%    53%    49%
Disapprove           31     33     27     35     30     32     24     38     36
DK/NA                13     17      9     16     11     16     13      9     15
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    57%    61%    51%    57%    37%    53%    64%    68%
Disapprove           33     27     28     36     33     37     36     27     23
DK/NA                15     15     12     13     10     25     11      9      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Bratton is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 26  Jun 12  Mar 18
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              56      44      47      48      57      57
Disapprove           31      39      35      35      19      13
DK/NA                13      17      18      17      24      29
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way - NAME - is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                                APPROVE.................
                                Tot    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Bill Bratton    Jan 15, 2015    56     63     53     49
Bill Bratton    Dec 17, 2014    44     56     37     32
Bill Bratton    Nov 19, 2014    47     57     44     39
Bill Bratton    Aug 26, 2014    48     58     41     43
Bill Bratton    Jun 12, 2014    57     61     64     48
Bill Bratton    Mar 18, 2014    57     63     61     48
Ray Kelly       Jun 26, 2013    68     82     55     66
Ray Kelly       May 22, 2013    68     77     51     71
Ray Kelly       Apr 11, 2013    65     80     55     54
Ray Kelly       Feb 28, 2013    66     81     55     52
Ray Kelly       Jan 17, 2013    75     81     63     76
Ray Kelly       Nov 21, 2012    68     79     56     67
Ray Kelly       Aug 16, 2012    64     77     51     64
Ray Kelly       Jun 14, 2012    61     78     44     56
Ray Kelly       May 10, 2012    66     75     53     68
Ray Kelly       Mar 13, 2012    64     75     51     64
Ray Kelly       Feb 09, 2012    62     73     52     57
Ray Kelly       Dec 14, 2011    66     72     55     70
Ray Kelly       Oct 19, 2011    66     78     51     58
Ray Kelly       Jul 27, 2011    67     80     60     66
Ray Kelly       May 12, 2011    71     81     64     61
Ray Kelly       Mar 16, 2011    67     79     57     63
Ray Kelly       Nov 23, 2010    67     79     52     64
Ray Kelly       Jun 30, 2010    66     79     54     58
Ray Kelly       May 24, 2010    70     77     68     62
Ray Kelly       Feb 18, 2010    70     80     58     64
Ray Kelly       Jul 28, 2009    67     80     50     64
Ray Kelly       Jun 17, 2009    63     80     46     57
Ray Kelly       Feb 24, 2009    64     77     51     55
Ray Kelly       Jan 27, 2009    67     80     55     57
Ray Kelly       Nov 25, 2008    62     75     48     55
Ray Kelly       Oct 03, 2008    61     73     47     58
Ray Kelly       Jul 16, 2008    60     76     39     57
Ray Kelly       May 07, 2008    59     76     36     55
Ray Kelly       Mar 13, 2008    62     75     44     58
Ray Kelly       Jan 09, 2008    60     73     45     55
Ray Kelly       Nov 19, 2007    55     70     42     36
Ray Kelly       Aug 29, 2007    62     73     49     61
Ray Kelly       Jul 25, 2007    64     76     49     57
Ray Kelly       May 23, 2007    58     73     43     50
Ray Kelly       Mar 15, 2007    56     71     39     46
Ray Kelly       Jan 16, 2007    52     69     32     41
Ray Kelly       Jul 12, 2006    66     74     56     62
Ray Kelly       Apr 13, 2006    68     76     60     60
Ray Kelly       Mar 09, 2006    70     76     63     62
Ray Kelly       Feb 03, 2006    70     77     64     66
Ray Kelly       Jul 20, 2005    67     71     66     62
Ray Kelly       Jun 23, 2005    65     68     63     62
Ray Kelly       Jan 19, 2005    65     72     56     61
Ray Kelly       Nov 10, 2004    62     66     60     59
Ray Kelly       Aug 26, 2004    63     71     60     54
Ray Kelly       Jul 20, 2004    61     67     58     55
Ray Kelly       Jun 09, 2004    67     74     64     61
Ray Kelly       Mar 31, 2004    67     73     61     64
Ray Kelly       Feb 04, 2004    65     70     56     61
Ray Kelly       Nov 25, 2003    69     76     63     64
Ray Kelly       Jul 03, 2003    63     72     54     60
Ray Kelly       May 07, 2003    68     77     66     61
Ray Kelly       Feb 26, 2003    68     76     60     60
Bernard Kerik   May 03, 2001    46     54     32     44
Bernard Kerik   Feb 01, 2001    45     49     39     43
Howard Safir    Apr 20, 2000    32     47      6     30
Howard Safir    Mar 15, 2000    38     53     12     34
Howard Safir    Jun 17, 1999    37     50     19     27
Howard Safir    Apr 08, 1999    38     53     16     28
Howard Safir    Oct 02, 1997    54     61     45     43
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              50%    26%    58%    45%    52%    48%    41%    71%    43%
Disapprove           41     69     33     46     40     41     50     20     45
DK/NA                10      6      9      9      8     10      9      9     12
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              45%    52%    59%    46%    28%    49%    50%    54%    47%
Disapprove           44     37     31     45     67     42     41     37     42
DK/NA                11     11     10      8      5      9      9      9     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling crime?
                     Jan 15  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              50      46      47      46      57      58
Disapprove           41      43      43      46      30      23
DK/NA                10      11      10       9      13      19
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between blacks and whites?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              48%    20%    62%    34%    49%    47%    35%    73%    47%
Disapprove           42     69     29     56     43     41     58     18     39
DK/NA                11     11      9     10      8     12      7      9     14
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    47%    55%    46%    23%    40%    49%    53%    47%
Disapprove           31     41     37     44     73     41     43     38     44
DK/NA                17     12      8     10      4     19      8      9      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling relations between blacks and whites?
                     Jan 15  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2015    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              48      47      56      55
Disapprove           42      41      28      33
DK/NA                11      12      16      13
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between the police and the community?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              41%    18%    53%    30%    41%    41%    30%    62%    40%
Disapprove           52     72     43     63     55     50     63     31     51
DK/NA                 7     10      4      7      4      9      7      7      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              39%    44%    47%    37%    23%    39%    39%    46%    40%
Disapprove           49     48     46     59     76     49     56     49     53
DK/NA                12      8      7      4      -     12      6      4      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling relations between the police and the community?
                     Jan 15  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2015    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              41      36      47      46
Disapprove           52      56      43      44
DK/NA                 7       8      10      10
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the police department?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              41%    14%    51%    34%    41%    41%    29%    69%    35%
Disapprove           52     77     43     60     54     50     64     28     56
DK/NA                 7      9      5      6      5      9      7      3      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              43%    43%    46%    37%    19%    33%    42%    46%    40%
Disapprove           47     49     48     57     73     56     52     50     52
DK/NA                 9      8      6      5      8     12      6      4      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling the police department?
                     Jan 15  Dec 18  Nov 18
                     2015    2014    2014
 
Approve              41      34      43
Disapprove           52      55      44
DK/NA                 7      11      13
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Reverend Al Sharpton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            29%     8%    38%    23%    26%    31%    16%    56%    26%
Unfavorable          53     80     45     61     57     50     73     25     49
Hvn't hrd enough     13     11     13     12     13     14      7     14     22
REFUSED               4      -      4      3      4      5      4      5      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            36%    33%    32%    22%    13%    24%    31%    30%    30%
Unfavorable          40     51     50     60     78     41     53     57     58
Hvn't hrd enough     20     13     10     14      8     33     12      7      7
REFUSED               4      3      7      4      -      2      4      6      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Reverend Al Sharpton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jan 15  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2015    2014    2014    2014
 
Favorable            29      35      40      40
Unfavorable          53      48      45      44
Hvn't hrd enough     13      12      12      12
REFUSED               4       5       4       4
 
 
13. In your view, is Reverend Sharpton a mostly positive or mostly negative force in New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Positive             37%    15%    47%    30%    31%    41%    20%    67%    39%
Negative             51     80     42     59     56     47     70     22     51
DK/NA                12      4     12     11     13     12     11     11     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Positive             48%    40%    42%    27%    15%    40%    40%    36%    30%
Negative             41     47     46     61     77     36     52     55     57
DK/NA                11     14     11     12      9     24      8      9     13
 
TREND: In your view, is Reverend Sharpton a mostly positive or mostly negative force in New York City?
                     Jan 15  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2015    2014    2014    2014
 
Positive             37      44      47      49
Negative             51      45      43      40
DK/NA                12      11      11      11
 
 
14. Do you think Reverend Sharpton has too much influence with Mayor de Blasio, too little influence, or about the right amount of influence with Mayor de Blasio?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too much             37%    71%    27%    44%    41%    34%    55%    10%    35%
Too little            8      2     11      7      8      9      3     14     15
About right          34     12     42     28     32     35     23     57     31
DK/NA                21     15     19     22     19     22     19     19     20
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Too much             28%    32%    35%    43%    69%    23%    35%    43%    44%
Too little           18      7      7      7      5      8      7     11     10
About right          32     40     36     29     18     33     40     31     27
DK/NA                23     22     22     21      8     36     18     15     19
 
TREND: Do you think Reverend Sharpton has too much influence with Mayor de Blasio too little influence, or about the right amount of influence with Mayor de Blasio?
                     Jan 15  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2015    2014    2014    2014
 
Too much             37      33      32      30
Too little            8      12       9      10
About right          34      34      39      39
DK/NA                21      21      20      21
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              56%    79%    50%    58%    62%    50%    66%    41%    54%
Disapprove           37     18     43     34     33     41     28     54     36
DK/NA                 7      3      7      8      5      9      6      4     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              53%    55%    51%    57%    74%    49%    52%    59%    61%
Disapprove           39     37     41     36     26     43     42     36     29
DK/NA                 8      8      8      7      -      8      6      5      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27  Jun 12  Feb 07  Apr 20
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2014    2002    2000
 
Approve              56      51      54      50      59      76      43
Disapprove           37      41      39      42      32      18      48
DK/NA                 7       8       7       7       9       6       9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                APPROVE.................
                Tot    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Jan 15, 2015    56     66     41     54
Dec 17, 2014    51     72     33     34
Nov 19, 2014    54     73     35     43
Aug 27, 2014    50     67     32     42
Jun 12, 2014    59     71     54     41
Mar 18, 2014    68     81     56     60
Jan 16, 2014    62     78     45     53
May 23, 2013    61     75     41     61
Apr 11, 2013    60     78     40     51
Feb 28, 2013    61     78     40     53
Jan 17, 2013    70     80     56     67
Nov 21, 2012    62     76     47     50
Aug 16, 2012    57     75     37     55
Jun 14, 2012    59     76     37     51
Mar 13, 2012    63     82     42     55
Feb 09, 2012    62     76     46     56
Dec 14, 2011    62     73     47     60
Oct 17, 2011    61     77     40     59
Feb 18, 2010    69     82     54     67
Jun 17, 2009    64     82     35     62
May 08, 2008    51     71     22     46
Mar 13, 2008    60     78     33     57
Mar 15, 2007    60     80     32     57
Jan 16, 2007    53     70     27     45
Apr 13, 2006    72     82     58     69
Jun 23, 2005    69     81     53     65
Jul 03, 2003    63     76     42     62
Feb 07, 2002    76     91     56     74
May 03, 2001    54     72     29     43
Feb 01, 2001    50     64     31     39
Apr 20, 2000    43     60     17     33
Mar 15, 2000    46     63     21     39
Jun 17, 1999    49     71     20     38
Apr 08, 1999    45     63     23     31
Oct 02, 1997    48     62     22     32
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the police in your community are doing their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              71%    82%    68%    75%    75%    68%    81%    58%    66%
Disapprove           25     18     27     22     22     27     16     40     28
DK/NA                 4      -      5      3      2      5      3      3      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              67%    69%    72%    75%    79%    62%    69%    76%    77%
Disapprove           25     29     24     22     21     33     28     22     17
DK/NA                 8      3      4      3      -      5      3      2      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the police in your community are doing their job? (*Low also 65% Oct 1997)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27  Feb 18  Feb 07  Apr 20
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2010    2002    2000*
 
Approve              71      68      69      67      74      79      65
Disapprove           25      28      27      28      21      18      28
DK/NA                 4       4       4       5       5       3       6
 
 
22. In general, how serious a problem do you think crime is in New York City; a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         34%    40%    32%    31%    23%    43%    23%    43%    45%
Smwht serious        49     48     49     51     52     46     52     47     42
Not very serious     14      9     16     15     20     10     22      9     10
Not a problem at all  1      1      2      1      2      -      1      -      2
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         43%    36%    23%    36%    36%    38%    34%    34%    29%
Smwht serious        43     47     51     49     56     47     49     47     54
Not very serious      9     14     23     14      5     13     16     16     13
Not a problem at all  3      -      1      -      3      -      1      1      2
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      -      2      -      2      2
 
TREND: In general, how serious a problem do you think crime is in New York City; a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all? (*High also 88% Feb 2001)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27  May 08  Aug 27  May 08
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2008    2014*   2008
 
Very serious         34      33      39      37      29      37      29
Smwht serious        49      50      47      51      53      51      53
Not very serious     14      14      13       9      15       9      15
Not a problem at all  1       2       1       2       2       2       2
DK/NA                 2       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
23. Is being the victim of a crime something you personally worry about or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  50%    51%    50%    52%    44%    56%    41%    59%    64%
No                   48     47     48     47     55     43     58     39     36
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      2      1      1      2      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  57%    53%    42%    51%    48%    46%    54%    50%    48%
No                   41     46     57     48     51     54     44     49     51
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      1      1      2      -      1
 
TREND: Is being the victim of a crime something you personally worry about or not? (* Low also 44% Apr 2006)
                                                             YES...........
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27  May 08  Feb 12  May 08
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2008    1997    2008*
 
Yes                  50      54      50      48      44      65      44
No                   48      46      48      51      54      34      54
DK/NA                 1       1       2       1       1       1       1
 
 
24. Do you think the police in - New York City are generally tougher on whites than on blacks, or tougher on blacks than on whites, or do the police treat them both the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Tougher on whites     1%     -      1%     1%     -      1%     1%     -      3%
Tougher on blacks    63     29     73     63     62     64     53     87     61
Treat them the same  29     63     21     27     30     27     38     10     30
DK/NA                 7      8      5      9      8      7      8      3      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Tougher on whites     2%     1%     -      -      3%     1%     1%     -      2%
Tougher on blacks    66     61     75     59     39     68     67     61     58
Treat them the same  27     29     18     32     53     23     27     32     32
DK/NA                 4      9      7      9      5      9      6      7      9
 
TREND: Do you think the police in New York City are generally tougher on whites than on blacks, or tougher on blacks than on whites, or do the police treat them both the same?
                                                             TOUGHER ON BLKS
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27  May 08  Apr 08  Feb 07
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2008    1999    2002
 
Tougher on whites     1       -       1       1       1       1       -
Tougher on blacks    63      64      62      63      61      71      54
Treat them the same  29      29      31      30      30      20      36
DK/NA                 7       7       6       7       8       9       9
 
 
25. Do you think the police in - your community are generally tougher on whites than on blacks, or tougher on blacks than on whites, or do the police treat them both the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Tougher on whites     1%     1%     1%     1%     1%     1%     1%     -      3%
Tougher on blacks    44     23     51     41     43     46     29     70     47
Treat them the same  44     71     40     43     46     43     59     24     44
DK/NA                10      5      8     14     10     10     11      6      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Tougher on whites     1%     1%     -      1%     5%     2%     -      2%     1%
Tougher on blacks    49     49     47     40     18     56     49     40     33
Treat them the same  42     40     43     44     73     36     43     48     51
DK/NA                 8     10     10     14      5      6      9     10     15
 
TREND: Do you think the police in your community are generally tougher on whites than on blacks, or tougher on blacks than on whites, or do the police treat them both the same?
                                                             TOUGHER ON BLKS
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27  May 08  Oct 02  Feb 07
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2008    1997    2002
 
Tougher on whites     1       1       2       1       1       1       1
Tougher on blacks    44      46      45      43      44      48      38
Treat them the same  44      43      45      48      44      40      50
DK/NA                10      10       9       8      12      11      11
 
 
26. How serious a problem do you think police brutality is in New York City; a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         36%    24%    40%    31%    29%    42%    18%    59%    48%
Smwht serious        34     22     42     32     34     35     41     29     31
Not very serious     19     33     12     24     23     15     27      7     15
Not a problem at all  8     21      5      9     11      5     11      3      4
DK/NA                 3      -      1      4      3      3      3      1      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         46%    38%    35%    33%    22%    45%    37%    35%    30%
Smwht serious        27     34     41     35     28     26     35     35     40
Not very serious     16     17     17     20     31     18     16     21     19
Not a problem at all  7      8      6      9     19      5     10      7      8
DK/NA                 4      4      1      4      1      7      2      1      3
 
TREND: How serious a problem do you think police brutality is in New York City; a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27  May 08  Sep 18  Jun 23
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2008    1997    2005
 
Very serious         36      41      34      37      32      58      21
Smwht serious        34      34      39      37      35      31      40
Not very serious     19      15      19      15      23       9      26
Not a problem at all  8       7       7      10       8       1       9
DK/NA                 3       2       2       1       2       1       3
 
 
27. Is being the victim of police brutality something you personally worry about or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  29%    22%    31%    26%    27%    30%    12%    52%    38%
No                   70     78     69     74     71     70     88     47     62
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      1      -      -      1      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  45%    30%    19%    30%    17%    36%    29%    28%    25%
No                   54     68     81     70     83     64     71     72     74
DK/NA                 2      1      -      -      1      1      -      -      1
 
TREND: Is being the victim of police brutality something you personally worry about or not?
                                                             YES...........
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27  May 08  Jun 17  Jun 23
                     2015    2014    2014    2014    2008    1999    2005
 
Yes                  29      34      29      30      26      37      23
No                   70      65      70      69      74      62      76
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       -       1
 
 
28. Have you heard or read anything about the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put in an alleged chokehold by a New York City police officer?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  98%    97%    97%    99%    98%    97%    98%    98%    96%
No                    2      1      2      1      2      2      1      2      4
DK/NA                 1      2      -      -      -      1      1      -      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  95%    97%   100%    98%   100%    96%    98%    98%    98%
No                    5      1      -      2      -      2      2      2      2
DK/NA                 -      2      -      -      -      2      -      -      -
 
TREND: Have you heard or read anything about the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put in an alleged chokehold by a New York City police officer?
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27
                     2015    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  98      98      94      95
No                    2       2       5       4
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1
 
 
29. From what you know about the death of Eric Garner, which statement comes closer to your opinion: It was a tragic thing, and there is absolutely no excuse for how the police acted, or It was a tragic thing, but it is understandable that the police could have acted this way?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
No excuse            66%    43%    73%    64%    62%    69%    55%    86%    71%
Understandable       27     50     21     30     29     25     37     10     24
DK/NA                 7      7      6      7      9      6      8      4      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
No excuse            69%    68%    72%    64%    37%    72%    68%    64%    61%
Understandable       22     24     22     30     56     17     28     28     32
DK/NA                 9      8      5      7      7     11      4      8      7
 
TREND: From what you know about the death of Eric Garner, which statement comes closer to your opinion: It was a tragic thing, and there is absolutely no excuse for how the police acted, or It was a tragic thing, but it is understandable that the police could have acted this way?
                     Jan 15  Dec 17  Nov 19  Aug 27
                     2015    2014    2014    2014
 
No excuse            66      67      64      68
Understandable       27      27      27      24
DK/NA                 7       6       9       8
 
TREND: From what you know about the death (* police shooting) of XXX, which statement comes closer to your opinion: It was a tragic thing, and there is absolutely no excuse for how the police acted, or It was a tragic thing, but it is understandable that the police could have acted this way?
                     NO EXCUSE...............
                     Tot    Wht    Blk    Hsp
Eric Garner
Jan 15, 2015         66     55     86     71
Dec 17, 2014         67     50     84     77
Nov 19, 2014         64     46     85     77
Aug 27, 2014         68     52     90     71
 
Sean Bell*
May 08, 2008         54     33     81     66
Mar 15, 2007         57     38     88     61
Jan 16, 2007         58     41     84     68
 
Amadou Diallo*
Apr 08, 1999         67     52     89     81
 
 
30. As you may know, a grand jury has decided not to bring criminal charges against the police officer for the death of Eric Garner. Do you approve or disapprove of the grand jury's decision not to charge the police officer?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    54%    18%    34%    31%    23%    39%     9%    20%
Disapprove           66     39     76     59     61     69     52     84     75
DK/NA                 8      7      5      7      8      8      8      7      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              18%    27%    18%    32%    56%    16%    26%    31%    31%
Disapprove           76     65     72     61     37     76     70     61     59
DK/NA                 6      8     10      7      6      8      4      9     10
 
TREND: As you may know, a grand jury has decided not to bring criminal charges against the police officer for the death of Eric Garner. Do you approve or disapprove of the grand jury's decision not to charge the police officer?
                     Jan 15  Dec 17
                     2015    2014
 
Approve              27      25
Disapprove           66      67
DK/NA                 8       8
 
 
31. Would you approve or disapprove of the federal government bringing civil rights charges against the police officer?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              58%    31%    70%    50%    56%    61%    45%    76%    68%
Disapprove           33     65     24     38     36     31     47     15     25
DK/NA                 9      4      7     12      8      9      8      9      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              65%    56%    65%    57%    37%    64%    60%    58%    54%
Disapprove           22     35     27     35     60     27     32     34     38
DK/NA                14      9      8      7      3      9      8      7      8
 
TREND: Would you approve or disapprove of the federal government bringing civil rights charges against the police officer?
                     Jan 15  Dec 17
                     2015    2014
 
Approve              58      64
Disapprove           33      29
DK/NA                 9       7
 
 
32. Who do you think should investigate the case when a police officer kills someone, the local District Attorney or the State Attorney General?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Local District Atty  23%    41%    19%    26%    26%    21%    31%     7%    28%
State Atty General   65     50     71     63     64     66     55     84     63
DK/NA                11      9     10     10     10     13     15      9      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Local District Atty  23%    18%    24%    25%    43%    21%    23%    20%    31%
State Atty General   63     67     67     65     54     67     70     68     56
DK/NA                14     15      9     10      3     12      8     12     13
 
TREND: Who do you think should investigate the case when a police officer kills someone, the local District Attorney or the State Attorney General?
                     Jan 15  Dec 17
                     2015    2014
 
Local District Atty  23      27
State Atty General   65      61
DK/NA                11      12
 
 
33. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Bill de Blasio has handled the protests in New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              51%    21%    62%    42%    49%    52%    38%    76%    51%
Disapprove           43     74     34     53     47     40     58     18     42
DK/NA                 6      5      4      5      4      7      4      6      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    52%    66%    43%    24%    51%    55%    51%    45%
Disapprove           38     44     30     51     74     41     42     43     49
DK/NA                10      5      4      6      2      8      3      6      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio has handled the protests in New York City?
                     Jan 15  Dec 17
                     2015    2014
 
Approve              51      60
Disapprove           43      30
DK/NA                 6      10
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - the police have handled the protests in New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              63%    80%    60%    64%    67%    59%    70%    58%    59%
Disapprove           33     19     36     32     30     36     27     38     36
DK/NA                 4      1      4      4      3      5      4      5      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              56%    63%    61%    64%    72%    50%    66%    65%    63%
Disapprove           35     33     34     33     27     45     31     29     32
DK/NA                 9      4      4      2      2      5      2      5      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the police have handled the protests in New York City?
                     Jan 15  Dec 17
                     2015    2014
 
Approve              63      73
Disapprove           33      19
DK/NA                 4       8
 
 
35. When protestors block traffic, but are not violent, do you think police should allow them to block traffic or do you think police should clear the street, even if that means arresting protestors?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Allow to block       32%    19%    37%    25%    29%    34%    28%    33%    32%
Clear street         61     78     55     68     65     57     63     60     62
DK/NA                 8      2      9      7      6      9      8      6      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Allow to block       33%    34%    37%    26%    19%    42%    34%    29%    22%
Clear street         59     59     53     66     78     51     61     62     67
DK/NA                 8      8      9      8      3      7      5      9     11
 
TREND: When protestors block traffic, but are not violent, do you think police should allow them to block traffic or do you think police should clear the street, even if that means arresting protestors?
                     Jan 15  Dec 17
                     2015    2014
 
Allow to block       32      34
Clear street         61      57
DK/NA                 8       9
 
 
36. Do you think relations between Mayor de Blasio and the police are generally good or generally bad?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good                 15%    15%    17%    12%    14%    16%    10%    16%    23%
Bad                  77     83     76     80     80     75     85     77     68
DK/NA                 8      2      7      8      6      9      5      7      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Good                 20%    17%    12%    14%     8%    29%    12%    10%    12%
Bad                  73     76     77     77     89     64     79     84     79
DK/NA                 7      7     11      8      3      7      8      6      8
 
 
37. (If bad q36) Who do you think is more to blame for that, Mayor de Blasio or the police?
                     RELATIONS BAD Q36..........................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
de Blasio            45%    83%    31%    54%    48%    43%    61%    16%    45%
Police               43     12     56     35     44     42     30     69     42
DK/NA                12      5     13     10      8     15      9     15     12
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
de Blasio            37%    47%    38%    46%    72%    44%    44%    43%    50%
Police               52     42     45     47     14     50     43     44     38
DK/NA                11     12     16      7     15      6     14     13     12
 
 
38. Over the course of the next year, do you think relations between Mayor de Blasio and the police will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               47%    37%    51%    44%    46%    48%    46%    53%    47%
Worse                15     29     11     17     16     13     16      9     17
Same                 32     32     32     34     33     31     32     33     34
DK/NA                 6      3      6      6      5      7      7      5      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               43%    47%    55%    43%    43%    40%    48%    50%    49%
Worse                15     15      8     17     25     21     14     14     12
Same                 33     32     31     34     27     36     32     32     32
DK/NA                 8      6      5      6      6      3      6      5      7
 
 
39. Over the course of the next year, do you think relations between the police and minorities in New York City will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               31%    24%    35%    28%    30%    32%    33%    29%    31%
Worse                16     23     13     16     16     15     11     18     21
Same                 50     52     50     51     50     49     52     49     46
DK/NA                 4      1      3      4      3      4      4      5      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               34%    26%    35%    32%    28%    21%    33%    33%    36%
Worse                22     15     14     14     16     26     16     13      9
Same                 41     53     48     51     53     49     51     50     50
DK/NA                 4      6      3      2      3      4      1      4      5
 
 
40. Is your opinion of police union leader Patrick Lynch favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            18%    31%    12%    23%    22%    14%    26%     6%    15%
Unfavorable          39     16     46     38     42     37     37     58     26
Hvn't hrd enough     41     51     42     37     34     47     36     35     59
REFUSED               2      1      1      1      1      2      2      1      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            14%    15%    13%    22%    35%     8%    18%    21%    20%
Unfavorable          32     40     51     38     17     22     39     46     49
Hvn't hrd enough     52     43     35     37     47     70     41     31     30
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      1      -      1      2      2
 
 
41. In your view, is police union leader Patrick Lynch a mostly positive or mostly negative force in New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Positive             27%    48%    22%    27%    31%    24%    30%    14%    35%
Negative             43     22     51     41     43     43     39     63     34
DK/NA                30     30     27     33     26     34     31     23     31
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Positive             31%    24%    18%    32%    45%    25%    28%    26%    28%
Negative             44     42     51     41     22     24     45     52     50
DK/NA                26     34     31     27     33     51     27     22     22
 
 
42. Do you think discipline in the New York City police department has broken down or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  52%    37%    57%    52%    48%    55%    39%    69%    57%
No                   38     54     34     39     42     34     48     22     38
DK/NA                10      9      9      9      9     11     12      9      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  64%    49%    52%    55%    30%    61%    52%    52%    45%
No                   31     41     35     35     59     28     40     39     43
DK/NA                 5     10     14     10     11     11      8      9     12
 
 
43a. (If yes q42) Do you think Police Commissioner Bill Bratton can - restore discipline in the police department or not?
                     DISCIPLINE BROKEN DOWN Q42............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  66%    62%    69%    76%    61%    64%
No                   25     28     23     14     32     30
DK/NA                 8     10      7     10      6      6
 
 
43b. (If no q42) Do you think Police Commissioner Bill Bratton can - maintain discipline in the police department or not?
                     DISCIPLINE NOT BROKEN DOWN Q42
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    
 
Yes                  73%    79%    67%    79%    
No                   19     17     22     14     
DK/NA                 8      4     12      7     
 
 
43c. (COMBINED Q42 and Q43a/b) Do you think discipline in the New York City police department has broken down or don't you think so? (If yes q42) Do you think Police Commissioner Bill Bratton can restore discipline in the police department or not? (If no q42) Do you think Police Commissioner Bill Bratton can maintain discipline in the police department or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Not broken down/
 Can maintain        28%    38%    26%    29%    34%    23%    38%    13%    26%
Not broken down/
 Cannot maintain      7     12      7      7      7      7      7      7      8
Broken down/
 Can restore         34     19     42     31     30     38     30     43     37
Broken down/
 Cannot restore      13     15     11     15     13     13      6     22     17
DK/NA                17     16     15     18     16     19     20     15     13
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Not broken down/
 Can maintain        20%    28%    28%    26%    47%    15%    29%    33%    33%
Not broken down/
 Cannot maintain      7     10      4      6     11      6      9      5      7
Broken down/
 Can restore         40     33     33     38     23     34     35     37     31
Broken down/
 Cannot restore      20     13     11     14      6     21     13     11     10
DK/NA                13     17     24     16     13     24     14     14     19
 
 
44. Do you think police unions should have a role in disciplining police officers or should the police commissioner have the only role in disciplinary procedures?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Unions have role     39%    42%    40%    41%    35%    42%    35%    41%    45%
Commissnr only role  47     45     49     45     51     43     49     49     46
DK/NA                14     13     11     14     13     14     16     10      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Unions have role     41%    38%    38%    39%    48%    50%    44%    36%    28%
Commissnr only role  42     47     47     52     39     34     46     52     56
DK/NA                17     15     14      9     14     16     10     12     16
 
 
45. Do you think comments by police union leader Patrick Lynch, that the mayor's office has "blood on its hands" because of the murder of two police officers last month are appropriate or too extreme?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Appropriate          17%    36%    11%    23%    18%    17%    22%     6%    16%
Too extreme          77     60     85     72     76     78     72     90     79
DK/NA                 6      5      5      5      6      5      6      4      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Appropriate          15%    16%    13%    18%    38%    17%    18%    18%    13%
Too extreme          78     80     82     74     60     73     79     77     79
DK/NA                 6      4      5      8      3      9      2      5      7
 
 
46. Do you approve or disapprove of police officers turning their backs on Mayor de Blasio at the funerals for the two police officers who were killed last month?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    51%    16%    36%    30%    24%    34%     7%    30%
Disapprove           69     47     81     60     66     72     62     92     67
DK/NA                 4      3      3      3      4      4      4      1      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              28%    27%    17%    28%    47%    32%    29%    24%    22%
Disapprove           69     70     78     66     50     66     69     72     73
DK/NA                 2      3      5      5      3      2      2      4      4
 
 
47. Do you believe that statements and actions by Mayor de Blasio, during his 2013 campaign for mayor and during his first year in office show that he does support the police or show that he does not support the police?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Does support         47%    21%    58%    40%    45%    49%    36%    69%    53%
Does not support     37     70     27     44     40     35     49     19     33
DK/NA                16      9     15     16     16     16     15     12     14
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Does support         54%    44%    54%    46%    23%    36%    51%    51%    48%
Does not support     29     36     31     42     62     42     37     35     37
DK/NA                17     20     15     12     15     22     13     14     16
 
 
48. Do you think police are making fewer arrests and issuing fewer summonses for low-level quality of life offenses more as a protest or more because the officers fear for their safety?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
As a protest         56%    45%    57%    58%    61%    53%    60%    62%    47%
Fear their safety    27     40     27     26     24     30     21     23     38
DK/NA                16     15     16     17     15     17     19     15     15
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
As a protest         44%    58%    69%    57%    34%    50%    58%    56%    60%
Fear their safety    39     25     16     30     41     39     28     23     23
DK/NA                18     17     15     13     25     11     14     21     18
 
 
49. (If more as a protest q48) Do you think police are making fewer arrests and issuing fewer summonses for low-level quality of life offenses as part of an organized protest or spontaneous protests by officers acting individually?
                     FEWER ARRESTS AS A PROTEST Q48........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Organized            61%    65%    57%    61%    73%    53%
Spontaneous          33     30     35     30     23     42
DK/NA                 6      5      8      9      3      4
 
 
50. If police make fewer arrests and issue fewer summonses for low-level quality of life offenses is that more a good thing because it will reduce tension in the community or more a bad thing because it could lead to increased crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good thing           36%    22%    39%    36%    36%    35%    30%    47%    34%
Bad thing            50     73     46     52     49     51     55     44     55
DK/NA                14      5     15     12     15     14     15      9     11
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Good thing           44%    35%    35%    33%    32%    48%    36%    34%    28%
Bad thing            40     50     50     57     48     37     50     54     56
DK/NA                16     15     15     10     20     15     14     12     16
 
 
51. If it is found that New York City police officers are deliberately making fewer arrests or deliberately writing fewer summonses, do you think they should or should not be disciplined?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should               57%    49%    63%    53%    53%    60%    54%    64%    62%
Should not           34     42     28     38     38     31     34     30     35
DK/NA                 9      8      9      9     10      9     12      6      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Should               59%    56%    61%    53%    54%    44%    59%    63%    59%
Should not           30     35     29     37     39     47     34     29     26
DK/NA                10      9     10     10      7      9      7      8     14