Survey regarding racial bias in the Trayvon Martin case

What do you think - how much of a factor did racial bias play in the shooting of Trayvon Martin?

Survey regarding racial bias in the Trayvon Martin case This statistic shows the results of a Gallup survey among approximately 3,000 Americans on the factor racial bias played in the shooting of the teenager Trayvon Martin. The 17-year-old black teenager was shot in Florida by George Zimmerman who claimed he felt threatened by Martin and referred to the so-called "Stand Your Ground law" which allows a Florida citizen to use a weapon in public if they feel threatened and need to defend themselves. So far, George Zimmerman has not been arrested. Since Trayvon Martin was unarmed, this has sparked a controversy among the American public. Many believe that Zimmerman is guilty of a crime and that he should be arrested.
In this survey, 72 percent of black respondents state that they believe racial bias was a major factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
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What do you think - how much of a factor did racial bias play in the shooting of Trayvon Martin?

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BlacksNonblacksNational adults
Major factor72%31%35%
Minor factor13%26%25%
Not a factor8%25%23%
No opinion7%18%17%
BlacksNonblacksNational adults
Major factor72%31%35%
Minor factor13%26%25%
Not a factor8%25%23%
No opinion7%18%17%
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This statistic shows the results of a Gallup survey among approximately 3,000 Americans on the factor racial bias played in the shooting of the teenager Trayvon Martin. The 17-year-old black teenager was shot in Florida by George Zimmerman who claimed he felt threatened by Martin and referred to the so-called "Stand Your Ground law" which allows a Florida citizen to use a weapon in public if they feel threatened and need to defend themselves. So far, George Zimmerman has not been arrested. Since Trayvon Martin was unarmed, this has sparked a controversy among the American public. Many believe that Zimmerman is guilty of a crime and that he should be arrested.
In this survey, 72 percent of black respondents state that they believe racial bias was a major factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Show more
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