Public safety concerns transcend border wall debate

A new Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll of residents along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border reveals a disparity between countries in perceptions of public safety.

The poll, which gathered opinions from more than 1,400 border residents in 14 sister cities, found that residents in U.S. border cities feel significantly safer than residents in Mexico sister cities.

The poll also found that 76 percent of Mexico respondents do not trust their law enforcement officers, while 82 percent of U.S. respondents reported that they do trust their law enforcement officers.

While political campaign rhetoric has focused on the possibility of building a new border poll, residents on both sides of the border opposed doing so.

The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points.

(Video by Alexa Salari and Courtney Pedroza/Cronkite News)

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Border poll overview
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Graphics: Border poll results
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Toward easier border crossings
Border poll methodology