Do you think the deaths of Black people during encounters with police in recent years are...(April 2021)

Do you think the deaths of Black people during encounters with police in recent years are...(April 2021)

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A sign of broader problems...47%
Isolated incidents45%
Don't know/No opinion9%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
A sign of broader problems...87%42%11%
Isolated incidents8%35%82%
Don't know/No opinion5%23%7%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
A sign of broader problems...93%78%89%
Isolated incidents4%15%6%
Don't know/No opinion3%7%5%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
A sign of broader problems...11%26%7%
Isolated incidents81%60%89%
Don't know/No opinion7%14%4%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
A sign of broader problems...88%55%15%
Isolated incidents6%30%79%
Don't know/No opinion6%15%7%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
A sign of broader problems...84%93%84%
Isolated incidents5%2%12%
Don't know/No opinion11%4%5%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
A sign of broader problems...37%11%10%
Isolated incidents49%85%83%
Don't know/No opinion14%5%6%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
A sign of broader problems...38%82%46%
Isolated incidents54%9%41%
Don't know/No opinion7%8%13%

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CategoryMaleFemale
A sign of broader problems...41%51%
Isolated incidents52%38%
Don't know/No opinion6%10%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
A sign of broader problems...62%45%31%
Isolated incidents29%47%61%
Don't know/No opinion10%8%8%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
A sign of broader problems...56%56%41%36%
Isolated incidents35%30%51%62%
Don't know/No opinion9%14%8%2%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
A sign of broader problems...19%40%47%50%51%51%
Isolated incidents64%47%45%41%42%47%
Don't know/No opinion16%13%8%9%7%2%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
A sign of broader problems...30%45%64%72%
Isolated incidents59%46%31%22%
Don't know/No opinion10%9%5%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...29%41%73%44%
Isolated incidents60%53%23%29%
Don't know/No opinion11%6%4%27%

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