Whites Feel More Protected by Police Than Non-Whites Do

Non-White Americans Feel Police Less Likely to Protect Them, Poll Finds

A Gallup poll released Tuesday reveals that non-White Americans are less likely to feel that the police are serve and protect them.

The results, published as a grand jury weighs whether to charge a White police officer in the Ferguson, Mo., shooting death of an unarmed Black teenager in August, show that 60% of White Americans surveyed last month said they trust the police, while 49% of non-Whites felt similarly.

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