A March survey conducted for USA Today and IPSOS shows a growing number of Americans feel we need to keep and fund the police. When compared with a survey from a year ago, we find a definite shift in opinions. The survey also shows Americans are getting weary of the right to protest, as compared to numbers from a year ago.
They survey also shows declining support of Black Lives Matter and fewer people believe the death of George Floyd was murder. An increasing number of those polled are “unsure” of how the his death should be labeled.
In the survey of March this year, 49 percent of more than 11-hundred Americans feel that preserving law and order is more important than the right to protest. 69 percent of Americans trust law enforcement to treat people of all races equally, that’s up from 56 percent as compared to a year ago.
The survey also shows declining support for Black Lives Matter. Support has fallen ten percent from 60 percent last year to 50 percent this year.
The survey was completed for USA TODAY. 1165 adults over the age of 18 were sampled from all 50 states. The race breakdown in the sample included 788 white Americans, 178 Americans of color, 598 Democrats, 374 Republicans and 135 Independents.
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between March 1-2, 2021 on behalf of USA Today. For this survey, a sample of 1,165 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. The sample includes 788 white Americans, 178 Black Americans, 598 Democrats, 374 Republicans, and 135 Independents.