Most Catholics happy with PSNI, survey shows


Over four out of every five Catholics in Northern Ireland are satisfied with the service they have received from the PSNI, it was revealed today.

The approval rating among Protestants was 82 per cent and 83 per cent among Catholics.

More than three quarters (77 per cent) said they were satisfied with the actions taken by police and 84 per cent of respondents were satisfied with the time it took for the police to arrive.

More than 11,100 questionnaires were posted to a random sample of victims and people who had dealings with the PSNI during 2004/05. A total of 2,972 questionnaires were returned to the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

The SDLP claimed the first police quality of service survey was an endorsement of policing reforms. West Belfast MLA Alex Attwood described the findings as "strong and encouraging".