After Starbucks incident: Few feel threatened by police presence

The following are recent poll results from

Was Starbucks out of line to ask six police officers leave when a customer claimed the sight of them made him feel unsafe?

Seventy-nine percent (79%) of respondents said it was wrong.

Twenty-one percent (21%) of voters nationwide believe that request was appropriate.

Overall, 87% of voters do not feel threatened when they encounter police officers.

57% of voters say they feel safe when they encounter police officers while (30%) experience say they don’t have feelings one way or another.

Thirteen percent 13% say they feel threatened.

Dunkin’ Donuts and illegal immigrants

Dunkin’ Donuts recently removed franchise rights from owners who failed to use the E-verify system to discourage franchise owners from illegal immigrants or undocumented workers.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters believe Dunkin’ Donuts’ actions were justified.

Seventeen percent disagree and 19% are not sure.

Overall, 80% favor the law requiring use of an E-Verify system to ensure that people hired are legal residents of the United States.

Legal and illegal immigration says “these results are broadly consistent with a vast collection of data showing that eight out of ten voters believe illegal immigration is bad for the United States (eight-out-of-ten also believe that legal immigration is good).”

Other data shows that most voters do not believe in an “open borders” policy allowing anybody who wants to live in the U.S. to do so. But 21% of voters effectively support an open borders policy.


Most voters, 57%, have a favorable opinion of the terms “Nationalism” and “American Nationalism.” Most believe nationalism embraces such attitudes as Patriotism, Love of the U.S. Constitution, Individual Freedom and Equality.

Some critics of nationalism attribute a number of negative attitudes with the term such as racism and sexism.  However, voters tend to reject such views.
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4 thoughts on “After Starbucks incident: Few feel threatened by police presence”

  1. Thank you for addressing compelling topics, for asking important questions, and for sharing the responses. I respect your courageous, intelligent voice.

  2. Most would welcome the presence of (1), never mind several police “folks” if a gunman (person) came into that site and started indiscriminately shooting. Where would these “objectors” run ?? Outside to find a policeman – of course !!

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    I can understand why a certain class of people would feel uneasy about the presence of police officers. No doubt these worthies are more than slightly acquainted with the insides of law enforcement facilities and one sympathizes with their increases anxiety given their hobbies and nocturnal activities. Let us embrace such individuals and protect them from the anxiety that comes with these activities. Remember these individuals only seek a private restroom to indulge in some recreational pharmaceutical use and to negotiate future business deals involving the disposal of private property during vacation absences.

    Defend their rights. You have nothing to fear from such icons of freedom and liberty. It is racist to allow the men of law enforcement to engage in the civil rights that their betters enjoy. Remember you are blesed having these boosters of the pharmaceutical industry sitting next to you, behind you at night, following you home at night. The police tend to stifle such self expression and freedoms.

    Who wants that besides the running dogs of Wall Street and white enjoyers of unearned privilege?

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