Gallup poll: 81% of black people want police to stay in their neighborhoods

Polling released Wednesday shows that the majority of black people in the United States want police to stay in their neighborhoods rather than have departments defunded or disbanded.

A new Gallup poll, conducted between June 23 and July 6, shows that 81% of black people want the same amount or more policing in their neighborhoods, which breaks down to 61% wanting the police presence to stay the same and 20% saying they would like an increased police presence.

Nineteen percent of African Americans polled expressed the belief that police should spend less time in their neighborhood. That percentage trails only Asian Americans, 28%, as the minority group
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