Opinions on police officers wearing Christian religious symbols the Netherlands 2017

This statistic shows the opinions on police officers wearing a necklace with a cross while on duty in the Netherlands in 2017. When the Dutch respondents were asked how they feel about police officers wearing this Christian religious symbol while on duty, roughly 35 percent indicated that they strongly oppose this. On the other hand, approximately 20 percent indicated that they would have no objection at all against police officers wearing a necklace with a cross.

To what extent would you object to a police officer in the Netherlands wearing a necklace with a cross while on duty?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

November 2017


Europe, Netherlands

Survey time period

November 22, 2017 to November 27, 2017

Number of respondents

30,889 respondents

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In hoeverre zou u er bezwaar tegen hebben als een politieagent in Nederland, tijdens het uitoefenen van zijn functie, zichtbaar een ketting met een kruisje om zijn nek draagt?"

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