Support or Oppose allowing civilians to sue a police officer who has violated state law or police department policy in their use of force (April 2021)

Support or Oppose allowing civilians to sue a police officer who has violated state law or police department policy in their use of force (April 2021)

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Strongly support47%
Somewhat support22%
Somewhat oppose11%
Strongly oppose11%
Don’t know10%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Strongly support74%43%26%
Somewhat support15%24%26%
Somewhat oppose5%4%18%
Strongly oppose2%8%19%
Don’t know3%21%11%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Strongly support78%64%77%
Somewhat support17%24%10%
Somewhat oppose4%4%7%
Strongly oppose0%2%4%
Don’t know2%7%2%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Strongly support33%37%19%
Somewhat support21%25%29%
Somewhat oppose20%17%17%
Strongly oppose17%10%23%
Don’t know10%11%12%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Strongly support74%54%26%
Somewhat support16%20%26%
Somewhat oppose3%9%17%
Strongly oppose3%4%19%
Don’t know4%12%12%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Strongly support64%73%82%
Somewhat support28%17%5%
Somewhat oppose1%5%3%
Strongly oppose3%1%6%
Don’t know5%4%3%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Strongly support36%29%19%
Somewhat support34%22%28%
Somewhat oppose13%18%17%
Strongly oppose6%19%24%
Don’t know11%12%12%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Strongly support41%69%50%
Somewhat support26%15%14%
Somewhat oppose12%3%14%
Strongly oppose12%5%9%
Don’t know9%7%13%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Strongly support44%50%
Somewhat support23%21%
Somewhat oppose11%11%
Strongly oppose13%9%
Don’t know9%10%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Strongly support63%43%36%
Somewhat support17%23%22%
Somewhat oppose8%12%14%
Strongly oppose4%11%20%
Don’t know8%11%8%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Strongly support63%53%43%34%
Somewhat support13%24%22%25%
Somewhat oppose4%9%13%18%
Strongly oppose10%2%14%16%
Don’t know11%12%8%7%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Strongly support30%46%48%46%48%50%
Somewhat support11%22%22%16%24%24%
Somewhat oppose21%10%12%10%11%8%
Strongly oppose19%8%10%21%8%9%
Don’t know18%13%8%7%8%8%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Strongly support39%44%59%62%
Somewhat support24%22%18%17%
Somewhat oppose13%15%8%3%
Strongly oppose13%8%8%10%
Don’t know10%10%8%8%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
Strongly support38%41%69%37%
Somewhat support25%25%16%14%
Somewhat oppose14%14%4%7%
Strongly oppose12%11%7%15%
Don’t know10%8%5%28%

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