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09/15/2014 05:20 pm ET Updated Sep 15, 2014

Large Racial Gap In Poll Of The Media's Ferguson Coverage

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A new poll found that residents of St. Louis County had starkly divergent views about the media's conduct in Ferguson depending on their race.

The Remington Research Group surveyed local people about their views on a wide range of issues surrounding the recent crisis in the Missouri suburb.

Overall, the media got very bad marks, but there was a huge gap in white and black views of the way the press handled the story.

From the survey:

Nearly 75 percent of all respondents told pollsters the media contributed to making the situation in Ferguson worse.

Of those criticizing the media coverage in Ferguson, 50 percent were African-American and 81 percent were white.

There was also a large gap between the percentage of black residents who said that the media made things better in Ferguson (37 percent) and the percentage of white residents who did (12 percent).

(h/t Poynter)

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