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New Research: National Attitudes on Public Safety

In the wake of the recent conviction of Derek Chauvin and the police killing of Daunte Wright, a new nationwide survey by BSG sheds light on the factors that contribute to public safety and reveals an overwhelming public support to reallocate police funds for a wide range of public safety proposals. The research also illuminates American’s perceptions around police accountability and de-escalation training.

Key insights:

  • How police budgets should be reallocated to improve public safety

  • Americans’ feelings about police accountability and where perceptions differ by race

  • Law enforcement on television and in the media, and how that shapes perceptions of the police and influence individual behavior

Download the Report Here

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