National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted November 19-20, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about a police shooting in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri?
2* From what you know, should the police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown be found guilty of murder or was he acting in self-defense?
3* Regardless of what you think should happen, will the legal system determine that the police officer is guilty of murder or will the system decide he acted in self-defense?
4* How likely is it that there will be violent protests the police officer is not charged with murder in the shooting of Michael Brown?
5* How likely is it that there will be violent protests the police officer IS charged with murder?
6* There are violent protests, are they more likely to be legitimate outrage over what happened or mostly criminals taking advantage of the situation?
7* How concerned are you that efforts by authorities to prevent violence and property destruction may violate the First Amendment rights of some protestors?
8* The police officer is not charged with murder by the local grand jury, should the U.S. Justice Department try to charge him for federal crimes related to the Brown shooting?
9* Does the United States have the best system of justice in the world?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence