Pew Research Center conducted this study to understand how Americans are viewing proposals aimed at addressing policing in the aftermath of the widely covered deaths of several Black people in police custody, as well as widespread protests against racism and excessive use of force by police. For this analysis, we surveyed 4, U. This way nearly all U. The survey is weighted to be representative of the U. Here are the questions used for the report , along with responses, and its methodology. With legislation to address racism and the use of excessive force by law enforcement stalled in Congress, there is broad public support in the United States for permitting citizens to sue police officers in order to hold them accountable for misconduct or using excessive force. A proposal to limit qualified immunity has emerged as a stumbling block in the congressional debate over policing.
Where people listen
Little public support for cuts in spending on local policing
The Police were an English rock band formed in London in The Police became globally popular in the late s and early s. Emerging in the British new wave scene, they played a style of rock influenced by punk , reggae , and jazz. Their debut album, Outlandos d'Amour , reached No. Their second album Reggatta de Blanc , became the first of four consecutive No. Their final studio album, Synchronicity , was No. During this time, the band were considered one of the leaders of the Second British Invasion of the US; in Rolling Stone labelled them "the first British New Wave act to break through in America on a grand scale, and possibly the biggest band in the world. They were the world's highest-earning musicians in , due to their reunion tour. The Police have sold over 75 million records, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
The Police , British-American new-wave band that blended reggae , jazz , funk , punk , and world music influences into hook-laden pop-rock. The members were Sting original name Gordon Sumner; b. July 16, , Alexandria, Virginia, U. December 31, , Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England. Unlike most of their punk contemporaries, the Police were skilled musicians when they came together in London in
The 28 songs bring together the biggest hits from the band's five original studio albums and includes their very first single, 's 'Fall Out'. From that rarity to one of the most-remembered and most performed rock ballads of the '80s, 's 'Every Breath You Take', The Police spans the group's six-year journey from sweaty clubs to sold-out stadiums - establishing them as one of the definitive and most popular rock groups in the world. Playing with the raw energy of a punk band, the improvisational instincts of a jazz trio, and the infectious spirit of reggae, singer-bassist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland were indisputably the most adventurous ambassadors of the genre then known as New Wave. Top 10 U. In , 'Reggatta de Blanc' was released and hit 1 in the U. Released in , the album hit the US Top 10 1 U. A year later, The Police returned with the eight times platinum, 'Synchronicity', which reached 1 everywhere, spending a phenomenal 17 weeks atop the U. S charts. Now, 30 years after the group's first recording - and as the band announced opening the Grammys - "We are The Police, and we are back! Thirty tracks culled from five LPs plus the debut single 'Fall Out' , tracing how three ageing prog-jazz veterans cannily gate-crashed punk and applied their impeccable chops to various faux-garage pop anthems.