Favorability of measures to reduce deadly force encounters involving police U.S. 2020

As of early late May 2020, an overwhelming majority of U.S. adults surveyed - 88 percent - supported training police in how to de-escalate conflicts in order to reduce the number of deadly force encounters involving police in the United States. In the same survey, only 16 percent of respondents supported cutting funding to police departments as a method to achieve the same goal.

Share of adults in the United States who favor measures to reduce deadly force encounters involving the police as of May 2020, by measure

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Release date

May 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 29 to 30, 2020

Number of respondents

1,060 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Here are some things that have been proposed to reduce deadly force encounters involving the police. Which of these do you favor or oppose?"
Values may not total 100 percent due to rounding.

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