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US: National Survey (CNN 6/26-28)


CNN/Opinion Research Corporation
6/26-28/09; 1,026 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews

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National

Obama Job Approval
61% Approve, 37% Disapprove (chart)

In a case currently before the Supreme Court, a city decided to use a test to determine which firefighters should receive promotions. No black firefighters scored high enough on the test to earn a promotion, so the city decided not to offer promotions to the white firefighters who got the highest scores on the test. Which of the following statements comes closest to your view:

65% Those white firefighters were victims of discrimination and should get the promotions based on the test results
31% Because no black firefighters got high scores,the city should use a new test to make sure that blacks were not victims of discrimination

 

Comments
Stillow:

Hmmm, 31% support racism if it affects white males.
This country in many ways is stuck in 1860....I don't give a flyin hoot what color someone is...I just know if I am stuck in a burning building, I want the most qualified person to come save me, end of story. Right when I think the country is making good progress, I see a poll showing 31 percent still support a racist way of thinking......ugh!

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