78% of French people consider that there is no more racism in the police than in other professional circles, according to the annual barometer of confidence in politics carried out by Opinionway for the Center for the Study of Political Life (Cevipof) published this Monday morning.
Different figures from our European neighbors
More precisely, 67% consider that there is as much racism in the police as in other professional circles and 11% think there is less racism in the police than in other professions. By comparison, 20% of Germans think there is less racism in the police than elsewhere, 26% in the UK think so and 31% in Italy.
On the other hand, 18% of people surveyed in France believe that there are more racism in the police than in other circles. Finally, 3% of French people do not comment.
Half of French people say police do not use force wisely
Still according to the barometer, three quarters of the French consider that the police are not sufficiently recognized for their dedication, 71% think she is efficient, competent and honest. They are also 83% to consider that it does not have enough means (against 66% in Germany).
On the other hand, 31% of French people consider that the police do not treat people with respect, 32% feel that police officers are not not well enough trained. 34% think she is not not sufficiently present and accessible. Finally, 54% of those polled – just over half – say that police do not use force wisely (compared to 37% in Germany, 48% in the United Kingdom and 49% in Italy).
A survey that comes as the Beauvau of security started two weeks ago.