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41% Oppose Rewarding Civilians For Help With Arrests

A New York police union is offering a $500 reward to any civilian who helps police officers subdue a suspect who is resisting arrest, but Americans aren’t convinced such a proposal is a good idea in their community.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 36% favor such a plan in the community where they live, while 41% oppose it. Another 23% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 26-27, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 26-27, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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