Survey: Most residents in struggling US areas respect police

WASHINGTON (AP) - A majority of Americans who live in so-called fragile communities say they have respect for and confidence in the police who patrol their neighborhoods.

That's according to the State of Opportunity in America survey released Sunday. The survey describes fragile communities as locations with high proportions of people struggling in their daily lives who also have limited opportunities for social mobility.

More than 7 out of 10 Americans who live in those neighborhoods say they have some or a lot of confidence in the police who patrol their communities.

The numbers go up even higher when asked about respect for the police. Eighty-six percent of people in struggling neighborhoods say they have some or a lot of respect for their local police.

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