New Mexico Forfeiture Survey Results

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “No one should have their property taken by the police without being convicted of a crime.”     

Agree (total): 80.35%
Disagree (total):19.65%

Strongly Agree: 55.84%
Somewhat Agree: 24.51%
Somewhat Disagree: 9.20%
Strongly Disagree: 10.45%

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Prosecutors should not be able to take a person’s private property without convicting him or her of a crime.”

Agree (total): 79.70%
Disagree (total): 20.30%

Strongly Agree: 55.5%
Somewhat Agree: 24.2%
Somewhat Disagree: 6.9%
Strongly Disagree: 13.4%

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘Law enforcement agencies should not be allowed to profit by taking people’s property and keeping it for their own use.”

Agree (total): 79.20%
Disagree (total): 20.80%

Strongly Agree: 56.5%
Somewhat Agree: 22.7%
Somewhat Disagree: 8.4%
Strongly Disagree: 12.4%

New Mexico recently passed a law requiring prosecutors to convict someone of a crime before taking that person’s private property. Do you support or oppose this law?

Agree (total): 73.60%
Disagree (total): 26.40%

Strongly Agree: 45.3%
Somewhat Agree: 28.3%
Somewhat Oppose: 11.9%
Strongly Oppose: 14.5%

Do you agree or disagree with this statement: Individuals suspected of driving while intoxicated should be convicted before the government can take away their car permanently.

Agree (total): 77.80%
Disagree (total): 22.20%

Strongly Agree: 47.8%
Somewhat Agree: 30.0%
Somewhat Oppose: 8.5%
Strongly Oppose: 13.7%

Methodology: The survey was conducted using Google Consumer Surveys We surveyed 400 New Mexico residents in October 2015; Results were weighted by age and gender.

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