CPI Survey Findings

Following are the results of the national survey on prosecutor ethics. P.M. = Prosecutor Misconduct:

Percent of Persons Answering ‘Yes”

Group No. of Respon-dents % of Respon-dents Heard of Wrongful Convictions P.M. is Kept Hidden P.M. Seldom Punished P.M. Wide-spread Need New Laws Presump-tion of Innocence Being Lost No ‘Equal Treatment under Law’
All  1,806 100.0% 63.7% 71.4% 73.5% 42.8% 71.8% 66.8% 74.8%
Registered Voter:
Yes 1,486 82.3% 66.2% 72.1% 74.5% 42.1% 71.7% 66.8% 74.9%
No 320 17.7% 41.5% 62.0% 62.0% 47.8% 70.8% 65.5% 69.4%
Political Affiliation:
Republican 272 54.2% 64.6% 78.5% 81.4% 50.8% 74.3% 72.2% 76.1%
Democrat 230 45.8% 77.1% 75.6% 78.2% 41.9% 80.4% 71.0% 77.6%
Sex:
Male 278 37.4% 74.3% 75.0% 75.6% 37.9% 66.2% 64.9% 66.4%
Female 465 62.6% 68.0% 74.9% 75.6% 46.8% 75.7% 69.4% 79.4%
Age:
Under 50 years 116 16.4% 63.0% 65.5% 65.7% 36.4% 61.2% 59.8% 58.2%
50 years or above 596 83.6% 72.2% 76.8% 77.5% 43.5% 72.8% 68.8% 78.3%
Adjusted Gross Income:
Under $40,000 913 50.3% 61.8% 73.9% 75.7% 50.9% 76.1% 69.4% 77.2%
$40,000+ 925 49.7% 65.8% 71.5% 71.1% 34.6% 67.5% 63.9% 72.5%

An average of 993 persons responded to each question.

More information on the question wording and survey methods can be seen here.

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