Confidence in the nation's justice system is pocked by racial divisions, with most African Americans and Hispanics saying they do not receive equal treatment. Whites are internally split along partisan lines, with Republicans expressing far more confidence in police than Democrats. Read related article.
This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 11 to 15, 2014, among a random sample of 1,012 adults. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on land lines and cellphones. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; the error margin is 11 points among the samples of 100 African Americans and 101 Hispanics, and four points among the sample of 735 non-Hispanic whites. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post-ABC News poll