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An NYPD study has found the more times a person is stopped by a police officer, their positive opinion of the department decreases.

The survey of 17,340 New Yorkers was conducted by Haystaq DNA and paid for by the nonprofit New York City Police Foundation, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Results show 53 percent of people who have never been stopped by police have a "good" or "very good" opinion of the department. For those stopped once, the rate was 46 percent; two to three times, 35 percent; and more than three times just 15 percent.


The survey also found minorities reported that officers didn't "adequately explain" their reason for stopping them more than whites.

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