Survey Backs NYPD On Antiterror Work, Not on Stop and Frisk


Most New York City voters believe the police department has been effective in fighting terrorism, and a majority say it has acted appropriately in its dealings with Muslims, says a new survey that questioned respondents after Associated Press stories about police surveillance of Muslims after the Sept. 11 attacks, the AP Reports.

Overall, 63 percent approved of way police are doing their job, although when asked about the controversial policy for stopping, questioning, and frisking people, only 46% approved while 49% disapproved. “The numbers have been consistently high,” said Maurice Carroll of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “People think the cops do a good job.” The AP has reported that police monitored mosques and Muslims around the New York area and kept tabs on Muslim student groups at universities in upstate New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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