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Questions - Megan's Law - August 7-8, 2014

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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