Public Support for the Police

Majority of Minnesotans Have ‘A Great Deal of Confidence’ in Police and Oppose Defunding Police

An overwhelming majority of Minnesotans have confidence in their local police departments and oppose plans to defund and disband the Minneapolis police department. The poll, conducted by Meeting Street Insights, surveyed 500 registered voters in Minnesota between June 15 and June 17, 2020.

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Feel safe around law enforcement officers
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Have confidence in police
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Less likely to visit MSP if police are defunded
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MSP residents concerned about safety during riots
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Oppose defunding MPD
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Oppose defunding local police
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Protests were justified
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Burning and looting was NOT justified

There is strong opposition to defunding and disbanding the police.

“As you may have seen, read, or heard, a majority of members on the Minneapolis City Council have come out in support of a plan to defund and disband the Minneapolis Police Department. Is that a plan you would SUPPORT or OPPOSE?”

“And, would you SUPPORT or OPPOSE a plan to defund and disband your local community police department?”

Nearly three-in-four say they would be less likely to travel to Minneapolis if the police department is disbanded.

“And, if the City of Minneapolis did away with their police department, how would that impact your likelihood to want to travel to Minneapolis to eat out or attend an athletic event or other gathering? Would that make you more likely or less likely to travel to Minneapolis?”

(Asked Only Among Non-Minneapolis Voters)

Outside of the Twin Cities, most voters oppose defunding and disbanding
the police department in Minneapolis and in their community.

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An overwhelming majority of Minnesotans have confidence in their local police departments. Make your voice heard for those who risk it all to keep our streets safe.