(Gray Media) -- Confidence in the police has dropped to its lowest level in almost thirty years, a new poll indicates.
According to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday, roughly 48% of Americans said they have high confidence in police. That’s down from 53% last year.
It represents the lowest level of confidence since Gallup’s first policing poll nearly three decades ago.
The poll also indicates a large gap in confidence between Black Americans and white Americans.
According to the poll, 19% of Black Americans have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the police while 56% of white Americans said they did.
Gallup conducted the poll in the weeks after the police killing of George Floyd in May, which spurred protests throughout the U.S.