Monday, November 24, 2014
Americans are sharply divided along racial lines as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with murder in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a new CNN/ORC poll has found
Fifty-four percent of nonwhites - including blacks, Latinos and Asians - say that Wilson should be charged with murder, while just 23% of whites agree. And 38% of whites say that Wilson should be charged with no crime at all, while just 15% of nonwhites hold that position. Only 19% of whites said that some or most police officers in their areas are prejudiced against blacks, while 33% of nonwhites held that opinion. Half of all whites say that "almost none" or "none" of the police in their areas are prejudiced against blacks. Only 35% of nonwhites agreed with that view.