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Questions - Rolling Stone and Media Responsibility - July 19-20, 2013

33% Say Media Should Withhold Names, Pictures of Violent Criminals
71% View Rolling Stone's Terrorist Cover Photo As A Publicity Stunt
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted July 19-20, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about Rolling Stone magazine?

2* Does the news media pay too much attention to the personal lives of violent criminals, not enough attention, or is the level of attention about right?

3* When the media focuses on the personal lives of violent criminals, does that inspire other people to commit violent acts?

4* To avoid giving them too much attention, should the news media withhold the names and pictures of violent criminals?

5* Rolling Stone magazine placed the picture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on its most recent cover. Was this an example of good journalism or simply a publicity stunt?

6* Regardless of whether it was good journalism, does Rolling Stone magazine have the legal and Constitutional right to put the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on the cover?

7* Some major retail chains such as CVS and K-Mart have decided not to carry the issue of Rolling Stone magazine with the Boston Marathon bomber on the cover. Do you agree or disagree with the decision of these stores to not carry the magazine?

8* Regardless of whether you agree with their decision, do stores have the legal and Constitutional right not to carry the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence