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Americans Say MLK's Dream of Equality Remains Unfulfilled

Monday, January 19, 2015

Americans continue to hold Martin Luther King Jr. in high esteem nearly 50 years after his murder, but most think his dream of equality still hasn't been fulfilled.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 86% of American Adults have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of King, including 50% with a Very Favorable opinion. Just eight percent (8%) view the late civil rights leader unfavorably, including three percent (3%) with a Very Unfavorable view. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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