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Q10A: REASON FOR DIFFERENT VERDICTS: LEGAL DEFINITIONS OF GUILT

I'm going to name some things that were different in Simpson's first trial on criminal charges and his second trial on civil charges. Please tell me if you think that's a major or minor reason the verdicts in each trial were different. In the first trial on criminal charges Simpson's guilt had to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. In the second trial on civil charges his guilt only had to be proved by most of the evidence, or in legal terms, a preponderance of evidence. Do you think that was a major reason or a minor reason the verdicts were different, or what?

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 MAJOR REASON 49374.4%
2 MINOR REASON 14121.3%
3 (VOL) NOT A REASON 50.8%
Missing Data
8 DK/NO OPINION 192.9%
9 NA/REFUSED 50.8%
Total 663 100%

Based upon 639 valid cases out of 663 total cases.

Summary Statistics

Location: 44-44 (width: 1; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: 8 , 9

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: ABC News O.J. Simpson Jury Poll, February 1997.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.