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Questions - Police Shootings - July 10-11, 2016

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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults

Conducted July 10-11, 2016
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Are there more police shootings in America today, or are such incidents more visible to the public now through social media and smart phone technology?


2* Imagine two different police shootings: In one the policeman shoots a black suspect. In the other, the policeman shoots a white suspect. Which story would the media give more coverage to – the shooting of the black suspect or the shooting of the white suspect? Or would the level of coverage be about the same?


3* Does the media coverage of shootings by police officers inspire people to attack the police?


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