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Questions - Criminal Justice System Reform - April 29-30, 2015

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 29-30, 2015
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about proposed reforms to the U.S. criminal justice system?

2* Are there too many Americans in prison today?

3* The federal government has strict mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug-related offenses. Do you agree or disagree with the use of mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes?

4* Do you favor or oppose the use of alternative drug treatment programs instead of jail time for those convicted of non-violent, drug-related crimes?

5* A number of states currently set the age at which someone can be tried as an adult in criminal court below 18. Do you favor or oppose requiring all states to raise the minimum age at which someone can be tried as an adult to 18?

6* Should police officers be required to wear uniform cameras while on duty?

7* Would requiring on-duty police officers to wear uniform cameras increase crime, decrease crime or have no impact on crime?

 

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