Do you think the deaths of African Americans during encounters with police in recent years are... (February 2021)

Do you think the deaths of African Americans during encounters with police in recent years are... (February 2021)

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A sign of broader problems...45%
Isolated incidents45%
Don't know/No opinion10%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
A sign of broader problems...83%44%12%
Isolated incidents9%39%78%
Don't know/No opinion8%16%10%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
A sign of broader problems...89%80%82%
Isolated incidents7%10%10%
Don't know/No opinion4%10%8%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
A sign of broader problems...16%16%7%
Isolated incidents76%72%82%
Don't know/No opinion8%12%10%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
A sign of broader problems...89%53%10%
Isolated incidents7%32%80%
Don't know/No opinion4%15%10%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
A sign of broader problems...90%87%92%
Isolated incidents9%7%5%
Don't know/No opinion2%7%4%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
A sign of broader problems...24%9%6%
Isolated incidents63%84%82%
Don't know/No opinion13%7%12%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
A sign of broader problems...36%72%53%
Isolated incidents56%16%34%
Don't know/No opinion8%12%14%

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CategoryMaleFemale
A sign of broader problems...40%49%
Isolated incidents53%38%
Don't know/No opinion6%13%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
A sign of broader problems...54%45%30%
Isolated incidents34%48%56%
Don't know/No opinion12%7%14%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
A sign of broader problems...55%50%42%36%
Isolated incidents31%38%50%57%
Don't know/No opinion13%13%8%6%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
A sign of broader problems...60%40%46%43%45%55%
Isolated incidents27%45%44%50%46%42%
Don't know/No opinion12%14%10%6%9%3%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
A sign of broader problems...33%44%58%64%
Isolated incidents55%48%32%30%
Don't know/No opinion13%8%10%6%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
A sign of broader problems...32%41%67%41%
Isolated incidents56%51%27%31%
Don't know/No opinion12%8%5%28%

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