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Half of Voters Don’t Think Most Blacks Victimized by Cops

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Voters aren’t convinced that black Americans are treated unfairly by the police and give President Obama lukewarm reviews for his response to the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of Likely U.S. Voters think most black Americans do not receive unfair treatment from the police, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree and believe most blacks are treated unfairly by police. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 1-2, 2014 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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