Poll: 63 Percent of Americans Favor Eliminating Qualified Immunity for Police

The Cato Institute Summer 2020 National Survey of 2,000 Americans conducted with YouGov finds that nearly two‐​thirds (63%) of Americans support eliminating qualified immunity so that police officers can be sued for misconduct even if there is no previous legal case with similar facts that ruled officers may not engage in that conduct. Thirty‐​seven percent (37%) oppose ending qualified immunity.