Posts Tagged Public opinion

Minn. Poll: Majority says Peterson was ‘abusive’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A majority of Minnesotans surveyed about child abuse allegations against Adrian Peterson show they disapprove of the way he disciplined his son.

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Domestic violence in US: Data tells complex story

In this Aug. 18, 2010, file photo, a victim of domestic violence, who calls herself, "Sierra" sits at a safe house in Nevada County, Calif. The dramatic decrease in domestic violence committed by intimate partners from 1995 through 2004 has largely stalled, with the numbers stabilizing at a level that appalls people in the prevention field. The latest federal figures for "serious" intimate partner violence, sexual assault or aggravated physical assault, showed 360,820 such incidents in 2013, or roughly 1,000 per day. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflect a worsening epidemic of domestic violence, or has the U.S. in fact made great strides to curtail it? The answer is complicated.

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