Americans are still more likely to say that police violence is a serious problem than they were before George Floyd’s death, but few think the focus on the issue is creating lasting change.
One in three Americans who were living below the federal poverty line before the pandemic report their personal finances are even worse off now.
Compared to June, fewer Americans think that deadly force is more commonly used against a Black person than a white person or that police who cause harm need greater consequences.
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.
The June 2020 AP-NORC Poll reveals more than half of Americans approve of the recent protests. But there are considerable differences in how black and white Americans view the impact and response to them.