Recent protests against police brutality have prompted many cops to say they're being unfairly demonized and disrespected. But a new Gallup poll shows the opposite is actually true.
The percentage of Americans who say they have a great deal of respect for police has spiked in the past year from 64 percent to 76 percent.
In cities like Charlotte, North Carolina, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, there were massive protests against perceived racial discrimination from police. But non-white citizens' respect for police went up by 14 percent this year — one of the largest increases across demographics.