New poll shows opposition to arming Wisconsin teachers
9:08 PM, May 21, 2018
8:45 AM, May 22, 2018
MADISON, Wis. - On Monday, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association released the findings of its 6th annual poll. The St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute surveyed 400 Wisconsin residents between February 26th and March 28th, and here's a sample of how they responded.
When asked, "Do you favor or oppose teachers carrying guns in schools?," 39% said favor while 57% opposed. More women than men were against it.
Another question asked, "When law enforcement officers use deadly force, how much of the time do you believe it is necessary and justified? 45% said "always" or "most of the time" which is down from 54% last year.
When asked, "Do you think police officers should treat people addicted to opioids as criminal offenders of persons in need of care and treatment?" 77% said care and treatment.
The survey touched on other topics such as concealed carry and body cameras.