How safe do you feel in the area where you live? (October 2022)

How safe do you feel in the area where you live? (October 2022)

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categoryTotal
Very safe33%
Somewhat safe53%
Somewhat unsafe8%
Very unsafe3%
Don't know4%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Very safe26%31%41%
Somewhat safe60%41%50%
Somewhat unsafe8%13%6%
Very unsafe3%3%3%
Don't know2%12%1%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Very safe20%24%30%
Somewhat safe62%57%60%
Somewhat unsafe10%11%6%
Very unsafe1%5%3%
Don't know6%3%1%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Very safe31%37%47%
Somewhat safe58%56%45%
Somewhat unsafe9%3%5%
Very unsafe2%1%3%
Don't know0%4%0%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Very safe29%27%39%
Somewhat safe59%47%53%
Somewhat unsafe7%12%6%
Very unsafe3%2%3%
Don't know2%11%0%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Very safe23%35%27%
Somewhat safe65%55%59%
Somewhat unsafe7%4%9%
Very unsafe5%4%1%
Don't know0%1%4%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Very safe31%37%45%
Somewhat safe60%56%45%
Somewhat unsafe8%4%7%
Very unsafe1%3%4%
Don't know0%0%0%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Very safe38%24%28%
Somewhat safe51%50%56%
Somewhat unsafe6%14%8%
Very unsafe2%5%3%
Don't know2%6%5%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Very safe34%32%
Somewhat safe51%54%
Somewhat unsafe7%9%
Very unsafe2%3%
Don't know6%2%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Very safe28%34%38%
Somewhat safe54%53%52%
Somewhat unsafe8%9%5%
Very unsafe3%2%4%
Don't know8%2%1%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Very safe22%33%35%37%
Somewhat safe50%50%57%54%
Somewhat unsafe15%7%5%7%
Very unsafe4%2%2%3%
Don't know8%7%1%0%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Very safe10%35%28%26%38%38%
Somewhat safe71%49%55%50%53%54%
Somewhat unsafe18%6%11%11%6%4%
Very unsafe0%5%2%5%2%2%
Don't know0%5%5%8%1%1%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Very safe38%24%33%32%
Somewhat safe49%59%54%52%
Somewhat unsafe7%11%7%7%
Very unsafe3%3%2%3%
Don't know3%3%4%5%

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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.
Very safe36%32%31%28%
Somewhat safe50%53%56%55%
Somewhat unsafe6%10%8%4%
Very unsafe3%2%3%4%
Don't know4%3%3%9%

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