This week’s Monday Poll sought reader feedback on four disparate issues: Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore, the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, Bishop Finn and the Missouri General Assembly’s vote on a small gasoline tax increase.
Opinions turned out to be as wide-ranging as the topics.
Based on about 400 responses, here are the results of our unscientific survey.
1) The decision by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to charge six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray means that justice will prevail —for the victim’s family and supporters and for the suspects.
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Strongly agree 18%
Strongly disagree 18%
2) Whether it eventually supports or opposes the legality of same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court’s ruling will go a long way toward helping Americans stop debating this issue.
Strongly agree 12%
Strongly disagree 26%
3) Catholic officials correctly decided that Bishop Finn, who recently resigned as leader of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese, was the right person to preside at the priestly ordinations of deacons later this month.
Strongly agree 9%
Strongly disagree 51%
4) Missouri Senate Republicans were wrong to tentatively approve a small gasoline tax increase without giving voters a chance to weigh in.
Strongly agree 26%
Strongly disagree 24%