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Q10B: REASON FOR DIFFERENT VERDICTS: NUMBER OF JURORS REQUIRED FOR GUILTY VERDICT

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 the jury verdict had to be unanimous. In the second trial on civil charges the verdict could be decided by only nine out of the 12 jurors. Do you think that was a major reason or a minor reason the verdicts were different, or what?

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 MAJOR REASON 35353.2%
2 MINOR REASON 27040.7%
3 (VOL) NOT A REASON 182.7%
Missing Data
8 DK/NO OPINION 132.0%
9 NA/REFUSED 91.4%
Total 663 100%

Based upon 641 valid cases out of 663 total cases.

Summary Statistics

Location: 45-45 (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.