Widespread Desire for Policing and Criminal Justice Reform

​Most Americans support a number of reforms to prevent police violence and want extensive changes to the criminal justice system, according to the June 2020 AP-NORC Poll.

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COVID Impact Survey

Funded by the Data Foundation and conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, this series of surveys tracks the impact of COVID-19 on the health, finances, and social lives of Americans.

Stand or Kneel: Americans’ Opinions on Recent Protests by Athletes

The September 2017 AP-NORC Poll of 1,150 adults explores how Americans feel about recent protests during the national anthem at sporting events, President Trump’s response, and other forms of protest.

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As Pessimism about the Country’s Outlook Spreads, Few View Trump as a Unifying Force

A majority feel President Trump’s handling of demonstrations across the country in response to police violence against black Americans has only made things worse, according…

Significant Shifts in Attitudes on Race and Policing

A June 2020 AP-NORC Poll reveals major changes in the public’s view of the relationship between the police and black people compared to just five…

In the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak, Concerns about the Health Care System Remain

A new UChicago Harris/AP-NORC study shows that despite the coronavirus outbreak putting a spotlight on many aspects of the U.S. health care system, the public’s…

Seeing the numbers

The AP-NORC Center began tracking attitudes about police use of force in 2015. We’ve seen growing numbers of adults who say police are more likely to use deadly force against Black Americans than white Americans.