Blacks and whites have sharply different reactions to the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man, in Ferguson, Mo., as well as the protests and violence that followed, according to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center. (An aside: 54 percent of blacks are following the news closely; only 25 percent of whites are.)
Thinking about the shooting
This case raises important issues about race.
Race is getting more attention than it deserves.
The police response to the shooting
Has gone too far
Has been about right
How much confidence do you have in the shooting investigations?
A great deal/a fair amount
Not too much/none at all
The national survey by the Pew Research Center was conducted Aug. 14-17 among 1,000 adults. Figures may not add to 100 percent because of rounding. See the complete results at people-press.org.
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