National Survey of
1,000 American Adults
Conducted August 7-8, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How serious a problem is child sex abuse in America today – very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious or not at all serious?
2* Is the criminal justice system in America today aggressive enough in its prosecution and punishment of child sex offenders?
3* Megan's Law refers to a group of laws nationwide that alert the public to registered sex offenders against children living in their area. Do you favor or oppose a public registry for sex offenders?
4* Should convicted sex offenders stay on a public registry after they have fulfilled their sentence and parole or probation period?
5* Has Megan's Law been effective in reducing the number of children attacked by sex offenders?
6* How concerned are you public registries for sex offenders may violate the civil rights of some U.S. citizens – very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned or not at all concerned?
7* Should corrections systems be allowed to hold sex offenders indefinitely if they believe the offender will strike again?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence