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Questions - Ferguson - August 15-16, 2014

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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted August 15-16, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about a police shooting in a St. Louis suburb?


2* From what you know, should the police officer who killed a black teenager be found guilty of murder or was he acting in self-defense?


3* Should the name of the police officer who shot the teenager have been released to the media?


4* Is the mob violence since the shooting primarily legitimate outrage over what happened or mostly criminals taking advantage of the situation?


5* How do you rate the media coverage of the shooting and the subsequent events in Ferguson, Missouri - excellent, good, fair or poor?

6* Would the media be giving this story more coverage or less coverage if a black policeman had shot a white teenager? Or would the level of coverage be about the same?


7* How would you rate the way the police in Ferguson, Missouri responded to the mob violence following the shooting incident- excellent, good, fair or poor?


8* Do you favor or oppose the use of military-grade weapons and equipment by your local police force?


9* Are most police officers racist?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence