Survey of 800 American
Conducted January 8-9, 2015
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the terrorist incident in Paris – very closely, somewhat closely, not very closely or not at all?
2* Radical Islamic terrorists massacred 12 people in an attack on a French magazine that frequently satirized their religion. How likely is it that such an attack on those critical of Islam will happen in this country in the next year - very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely?
3* The attackers in Paris reportedly shouted an Islamic expression of faith and also that they had avenged the prophet Mohammed. Do the actions of these killers represent the true beliefs of Islam?
4* Is it religious discrimination to refer to the killers as Islamic terrorists?
5* Is the media in this country generally respectful of organized religion and those who practice it?
6* Is it religious discrimination if a media outlet criticizes or makes fun of a religion and those who practice it?
7* Does the media have a responsibility to avoid offending its readers or viewers if at all possible?
8* Can any media outlet ever guarantee that what it publishes or broadcasts won’t offend someone?
9* Is it more important for the United States to guarantee freedom of speech or to make sure that nothing is done to offend other nations and cultures?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence