Minnesota State Fair goers oppose 'stand your ground' law, favor Sunday liquor runs

Minnesota State Fair goers oppose 'stand your ground' law, favor Sunday liquor runs
Photo: Minnesota State Fair.

Is it finally time for Minnesota to overturn its Sunday liquor store ban?

Yes, according to the majority of State Fair goers who participated in the 2012 Minnesota House of Representatives opinion survey.

The survey is unscientific, and polls Minnesotans on issues likely to be discussed in the upcoming legislative session. Of the more than 9,000 who participated this year, 63 percent say they believe liquor stores should be able to be open on Sundays, about 30 percent oppose the reform, and 7 percent are undecided.

The poll also asked if we should adopt a "Stand-Your-Ground" type law, meaning Minnesotans could defend themselves against an attacker -- including with the use of lethal force -- and no longer have the duty to retreat. About 48 percent voted against it, 40 percent for it, and 12 percent are undecided.

A few more highlights:

  • 93 percent don't think employers should be allowed to require employees to give up their social media passwords.
  • 53 percent want a higher threshold for getting a constitutional amendment on the ballot.
  • 85 percent believe Hmong-American and Lao-American vets who fought on the U.S. side in the Vietnam War should be eligible to be buried at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley.
  • Fair goers are split on whether we should legalize bottle rockets and other fire crackers.

    Click to the next page for the full survey results.
    2012 State Fair Poll Results

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