To help policymakers understand statewide perceptions of officer-involved shooting investigations, attitudes toward potential reforms, and support for funding of an independent investigatory agency, a multi-modal survey was conducted of Arizona residents.
This survey was funded by the Arizona Community Foundation.
It contained questions addressing:
- The public's overall trust in police
- The public's confidence in several different investigation structure types
- The public's preferences related to the investigatory process
- The public's preferences related to official communications after a shooting
- The public's support for funding an independent investigative agency
The results of the survey are available here.
A handout summarizing significant findings is available here.
Survey Conducted: Oct. 12, 2021, through Dec. 5, 2021
Survey Type: Live telephone interview, text-to-web, online panel
Margin of Error:
- +/- 2.6 percentage points at 95% confidence level for the general population
- +/- 5.3 percentage points at 95% confidence level for African American population
- +/- 4.1 percentage points at 95% confidence level for the Hispanic population
- N = 1,419 for the general population
- N = 344 for the African American population, some individuals in this sample are also reflected in the general population sample
- N = 567 for the Hispanic population, some individuals in this sample are also reflected in the general population sample
Weighting Applied: To closely mirror U.S. Census data for Arizona, the sample was mildly weighted on age, gender, race, and education level.