Confidence in the police is lower than it's been in more than 20 years, according to a new Gallup poll measuring the levels of faith in American institutions.
Fifty-two percent of Americans say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the police, down from more than 60 percent in the mid-2000s and the lowest it's been since 1993, when the poll was first conducted.
"In the past year, the police have been a major focus of news coverage in several incidents in which white police officers' actions resulted in the deaths of black men they were trying to apprehend," Gallup's Jeffrey M. Jones wrote in the poll's release.
The police still remain far more trusted than most other institutions, outpolling everything but the military and small businesses.
In comparison, just 23 percent of Americans have confidence in the criminal justice system, and even fewer trust big businesses or television news. Congress fares the worst, with just 8 percent expressing confidence in the legislative branch.
Gallup surveyed 1,527 Americans between June 2 and June 7, using live phone interviewers to reach both landlines and cell phones.
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