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Should Police Videos Be Public? — June 2016 Poll

July 28, 2016



Many law enforcement agencies in North Carolina use funds to buy body cameras for law enforcement personnel.  The North Carolina Legislature is currently crafting legislation to determine who can see and access the footage recorded. In your opinion, who should be able to view law enforcement body camera recordings?

47%     Everyone

14%     Only those who are involved in the recording

31%     The law enforcement agency should decide who can view the video on a case-by-case basis

1%       Other

6%       Undecided/ Don’t Know

*           Refused

The poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken June 21-26, 2016.

To view all questions and results, click here.

Crosstabs can be found here.

For questions, or to arrange an interview, please contact Brooke Medina, communications director, at

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only public policy organization offering statewide independent, nonpartisan data on a regular basis. Our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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