The Racial Divide Over The Zimmerman Verdict Is Enormous [Infographic]

 @lisamahapatra on July 23 2013 5:20 AM

Almost half of white Americans were satisfied with the "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, while only 5 percent of black Americans felt the same, according to the results of a just-released poll from the Pew Research Center.

Whites were also much more likely to believe that the issue of race was overplayed in the Zimmerman case, which entailed the white-Hispanic neighborhood watchman killing unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin.

However, younger white Americans were much less likely to be satisfied with the verdict. Forty-one percent of white Americans between the age of 18 and 29 said they were dissatisfied with the verdict, closer to the national average of 42 percent.

The demographic segment that was most likely to be satisfied with the verdict were "tea party" Republicans. Eighty percent said they were satisfied with the verdict.

Here’s an infographic that breaks down public opinion by different racial and political groups:

Racial Divide Over Zimmerman Trial Almost half of white Americans were satisfied with the Zimmerman verdict, while only 5 percent of black Americans felt the same.  IBTimes/Lisa Mahapatra

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