Thursday, March 31, 2016
In an effort to reduce their homicide rates, several major cities including Baltimore, Miami, Toledo and Washington, D.C. are considering a plan to pay criminals not to murder with a gun. Americans overwhelmingly reject that idea.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 81% of American Adults oppose a plan in their community that would pay criminals up to $1,000 a month not to kill someone with a gun. Just five percent (5%) favor such a plan, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 28-29, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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