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Douglas County Residents Believe Ramseys Killed Daughter But Will Never Be Prosecuted

Among the 43 percent of Douglas County voters who have an opinion on who killed JonBenet Ramsey, 79 percent believe Patsy Ramsey or both parents murdered their daughter, but they also believe the case will never be solved (69%).

Douglas County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. It now has more than 160,000 residents. Seventy-two percent of the residents arrived the last decade and 47 percent came from one of the other counties in the metro area. A third of the new arrivals came from another state or country. As a part of the Denver suburbs, Douglas County citizens are somewhat more Republican, upper income, and higher educated than Colorado voters in general.

While the survey was conducted before the release of the Ramsey's lie detector results, opinions appear broad-based and well established. In addition, the lie detector results were met with some skepticism and controversy.

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Do you believe the murder of JonBenet Ramsey will be solved or not solved?
Solved 14%
Not Solved 69%
Don't know/
no opinion

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Do you have an opinion about who killed JonBenet Ramsey or not have an opinion?
Have opinion 43%
No opinion 34%
Don't know/
no opinion

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Who do you think killed JonBenet Ramsey?
Mother 44%
Both Parents 35%
Brother 4%
Total Stranger 4%
Father 1%
Other 4%
Don't know/
no opinion
Base 173

  • Telephone survey conducted by Ciruli Associates with random sample of 403 Douglas County registered voters.

  • Interviews conducted May 5 to 12, 2000

  • Statistical range of accuracy plus or minus 5 percentage points.

  • Conducted for publication in www.ciruli.com, the official web site of pollster Floyd Ciruli.


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