A recent poll conducted by Rasmussen indicates that Americans value the role of the police and worry that increasing criticism of cops will make their communities less safe.

Rasmussen said in a published report on Tuesday that "Sixty-four percent (64%) are concerned that the growing criticism of America’s police will lead to a shortage of police officers and reduce public safety in the community where they live."

The Rasmussen poll also indicated that African Americans are "the most concerned about public safety where they live, compared to 63% of whites and 65% of other minority Americans."

The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted June 21-22, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.