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Questions - Ferguson - March 12 and 15, 2015

Voters See Feds As Hindrance More Than Help to Local Cops
Most Voters Think Media Wrong on Race Shootings, Put Police At Risk
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted March 12 and 15, 2015

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about Ferguson, Missouri – very closely, somewhat closely, not very closely or not at all?


2* How would you rate the way the Obama administration has responded to the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson - excellent, good, fair or poor?


3* The U.S. Justice Department has issued a report charging the Ferguson police department with a widespread pattern of racial discrimination. How likely is that the Justice Department report will lead to a reduction in crime in Ferguson over the next five years? 


4* Does the federal government make it harder or easier for local police to do their jobs? Or does it have no impact? 


5* Which is a bigger problem in America today - white police officers shooting innocent black people or black people shooting each other?


6* Does the media overhype incidents in which black people are shot by white police officers?


7* Is media coverage making it more dangerous for police officers to do their jobs?


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