While 65 percent of Americans surveyed in a Cato/YouGovnational survey say there is a “war on police” in America today, this does not mean they wish to avoid reform. Americans overwhelmingly support requiring police officers to war body cameras that would record video of their interactions, and this support extends across demographic and political groups.

It is predominantly believed (81 percent) that body-worn cameras would both protect the citizens interacting with police and the police officers themselves equally. In addition, 55 percent of survey-takers said they would be willing to pay higher taxes in order to outfit their local police department with body-worn cameras.