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Lone Gunman or Conspiracy? Americans Are Evenly Divided Over JFK Assassination

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fifty years after the gunshots that ended the life of John F. Kennedy, Americans are evenly divided over whether the 35th president of the United States was killed by one man or by a still-unidentified group of conspirators.

Thirty-six percent (36%) of American Adults believe Kennedy was the victim of a lone gunman on November 22, 1963. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just as many (37%) think he was the victim of a larger conspiracy. A sizable 27% are not sure, highlighting the questions that still surround the Kennedy assassination. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on November 16-17, 2011 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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