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Research Question

Do you agree or disagree that your police department is doing enough to be transparent with the public?

• Strongly agree

• Somewhat agree

• Somewhat disagree

• Strongly disagree

Highlights

• City of LA residents are less likely to agree that the LAPD is doing enough to be transparent (66.5%) than the rest of LA County residents with respect to their own local departments – Sheriff’s Department (73.6%) or other (79.4%)

• By race, African Americans (57.7%) are less likely to agree that their local police department is doing enough to be transparent than Asians (80.5%), whites (74.2%), and Latinas/os (73.4%).

• By tenure, the longer a resident has lived in the region, the less likely they are to agree that their local police department is doing enough to be transparent.

About this Research

StudyLA’s Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey is the largest general social survey of any metropolitan area in urban America.

This question is from the 2020 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey of over 2,000 adult Los Angeles County residents conducted by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles (StudyLA) in January and February 2020. The survey comprised 20- minute telephone interviews and online surveys. Residents were asked about quality- of-life perceptions, personal economic wellbeing, economic concerns, overall life satisfaction, and various topical issues.

The margin of error is ±3.0%.

For more information: please contact Brianne Gilbert, Associate Director by email at brianne.gilbert@lmu.edu.

Publication Date

2020

Recommended Citation for Data Brief

Police Transparency Data Brief: 2020 Los Angeles Public Opinion Survey. Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

Police Transparency Data Brief

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