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Most Germans don't think racial profiling is a problem: poll
by Julius Haswell
A YouGov poll released on Thursday found that the majority of Germans said racial profiling was not problematic, amid criticism of police checks on New Year's Eve in Cologne.
Sixty-three percent of Germans in the YouGov poll said they did not find racial profiling generally problematic.
Another 27 percent said that it was problematic when police checks are not conducted based on concrete suspicions, but rather on general appearances, including perceived ethnicity or skin colour.
However, the poll also exposed disparity between age groups, with 46 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds saying they thought racial profiling wasn't problematic, compared with 43 percent who said it was.
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