52% Think Zimmerman Jury Would Have Found Black Shooter Not Guilty, Too
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Most voters believe the jury in the George Zimmerman trial would have reached the same verdict if the shooter was black and the victim white. But blacks strongly disagree.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters think if all of the other facts were the same as those in the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case, the jury would have found the black shooter not guilty of murder if the victim was white. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree and believe the jury would have found the black shooter guilty of murder. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 22-23, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 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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