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Americans Favor Nighttime Curfews for Teens

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Baltimore is just about to institute one of the strictest youth nighttime curfew laws in the country. Most Americans think the curfew is likely to help reduce youth crime and favor such a measure in their community.  But they're not sure it's the best crime-fighting method.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of American Adults think it’s at least somewhat likely that Baltimore’s new curfew will reduce the level of youth crime in the city. Thirty-two percent (32%) do not. This includes 24% who think it’s Very Likely the curfew will help reduce youth crime and six percent (6%) who say it’s Not At All Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 22-23, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC . See methodology.

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