Pew data: More Americans want increased police funding – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-10-27 18:34:03 –

47% of adults want funding increased from 31%

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — A recent Pew Research Center survey shows that the number of police officers in Portland has reached a historic low, and the United States wants to increase police funding in the community. The number of people is increasing.

In September, researchers asked adults of various ethnicities and political parties about their thoughts on police funding. They compared the results with June 2020, following the killing of George Floyd.

“The percentage of adults who say they should spend more on police in their area has risen from 31% in June 2020 to 47%, which is a significant increase in funding for local police from 11. Includes 21% saying it should be increased to. Percentage of people who said last summer. ” Pew officials said in the release.

Pew’s data show that 23% of black adults wanted to reduce their spending. However, it decreased from 42% after George Floyd’s death.

Pew Research Center: Police funding

Similar declines have been recorded for Democrats or those who are Democratic. 25% now want less money than 41% a year ago.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is also a police commissioner, told KOIN6 News last week. He is promoting the addition of more officers And we hope to bring back 100 retired officers through the city’s “Retirement Reemployment” program.

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