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Questions - Trayvon Martin - April 11-12, 2012

39% Say Community Watch Officers Should Be Allowed To Carry A Gun
39% Think Media Has Done Poor Job Covering Trayvon Martin Death
33% Expect Zimmerman To Be Convicted of Murder in Trayvon Martin Case
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 11-12, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about a shooting incident in Florida?

2* From what you know of the case, was the man who was killed white, black or Hispanic?


3* Was the man who did the shooting white, black or Hispanic?


4* From what you know, should the man who killed Trayvon Martin be found guilty of murder or was he acting in self-defense?


5* Regardless of what you think should happen, will the legal system determine that the man who killed Trayvon Martin is guilty of murder or will the system decide he acted in self-defense?

6* Should volunteer community watch officers be allowed to carry a gun while on duty? 

7*  How would you rate the media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case – excellent, good, fair, poor?

8* Who do you trust more to determine the guilt or innocence of someone accused of criminal behavior—a judge or a jury?

9* Does the United States have the best system of justice in the world?

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