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