Poll: Black, white adults' confidence diverges most on police

Fifty-six percent of White adults and 19% of Black adults say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the police. This 37-percentage-point racial gap is the largest found for any of 16 major U.S. institutions rated in Gallup’s annual Confidence in Institutions poll.

Black and White respondents’ ratings of the presidency display nearly as large a gap: 47% of White Americans versus 13% of Black Americans express confidence in the institution with Republican President Donald Trump in office.

By contrast, Black and White respondents express similar levels of confidence in half of the institutions rated, showing gaps of five points or less.