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Poll finds Americans evenly divided on Ferguson decision

A new poll from The Washington Post and ABC News found that Americans are almost evenly split about the recent grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Wilson, a white police officer who has since resigned from the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri, fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

The poll found that 48 percent of American adults approved of the grand jury's decision, while 45 percent disapproved. The poll surveyed 1,011 American adults by phone between Nov. 25-26 and Nov. 28-30.

Along racial and partisan lines, the results were more divided, though: Only 9 percent of African-Americans approved of the decision, while 58 percent of white Americans approved. And while 76 percent of Republicans approved of the decision not to indict Wilson, just 27 percent of Democrats agreed with the decision.