The poll looked closely at the views of Black Minneapolis residents by talking to 500 Black registered voters. Black residents were slightly more likely than whites to oppose reductions in the police force. Fifty percent of Black residents opposed cuts to police staffing, while 44 percent of whites opposed cuts.
When asked how a significant reduction in the size of the force would impact crime, residents tended to believe it would make them less safe. Overall, 48 percent said it would have a negative impact on public safety while 26 percent said it would be positive. Fourteen percent said it would have no effect and 12 percent weren’t sure.