Poll: Philly for stop-and-frisk, despite concerns

Philadelphians "strongly" favor Mayor Nutter's stop-and-frisk policy, though remain concerned about police officers' judgment in choosing their whom they frisk, a new Pew poll says.

The Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Research Initiative surveyed 1,604 resients and found that 70 percent have at least a "good amount" of respect for city police. Those views cross racial, ethnic, age and economic lines, with 78 percent of whites in that category, 65 percent of African-Americans and 65 percent of Hispanics.

High levels of respect were voiced by 78 percent of whites, 65 percent of African Americans and 65 percent of Hispanics; by 82 percent of Philadelphians over age 65 and 63 percent of those between ages 18 and 34; and by 83 percent of individuals with household incomes over $100,000 and 67 percent with household incomes under $30,000, according to the Pew press release.

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