In late March, there was broad agreement that George Zimmerman should be arrested for killing Trayvon Martin. Now white people and black people are divided over whether Martin was unjustly killed. Meanwhile, the public is growing more united on thinking the Afghanistan war isn't worth fighting. Here's our guide to today's polls and which ones matter.
Findings: While 91 percent of black people think Trayvon Martin was unjustly killed, only 35 percent of white people think that.
Pollster: Reuters/ Ipsos
Methodology: Online poll of 1,289 white Americans, 219 black Americans, and 267 Hispanic Americans from April 9 through April 12. "The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online poll is measured using a credibility interval… The credibility interval for whites was 3.2 percentage points, for African-Americans it was 7.7 points and for Hispanics was 7 points," Reuters says.
Why it matters: Less than three weeks ago, two-thirds of whites and 86 percent of non-whites thought George Zimmerman should have been arrested for shooting Martin, a CNN poll found. The day after Zimmerman finally was arrested, the public is much more divided. Further, in late March Pew Research Center found the Martin case was the No. 1 story the public was interested in, with interest outpacing news coverage. The Reuters poll shows that's changed, as 68 percent of black people think media coverage of the story has been appropriate while only 24 percent of white people agree.
Caveat: "The one area where all races agree is that they thought no one would ever really know what happened" the night Martin was shot, Reuters reports.