As far as the recent human rights violations, 50 percent of those polled said that protecting against abuses should follow putting traffickers behind bars on the list of priorities, while 20 percent should preventing abuses should be the highest priority. When given a chance to select between the different governmental entities principally behind the abuses, only 16 percent of those polled said that soldiers were the most responsible, compared to 35 percent who said state police and 31 percent who blamed federal police.
The poll also covered perceptions of security in Chihuahua and Michoacán. In the former state, 41 percent said that the recent bouts of violence show that drug runners are in control, compared to only 35 percent in Michoacán. Fifty six percent say that the federal operations in Michoacán are logical and justified given the context, compared to 50 percent in Chihuahua. Fifty-six percent of those polled think that Michoacán governor Leonel Godoy knew of the links between his half-brother and La Familia, and 48 percent say he should resign.