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Questions - The Interview - December 18-19, 2014

Americans Favor U.S. Involvement If North Korea Was Behind Sony Attacks

Americans Disagree with Sony; 26% More Likely to See “The Interview” Now



Platinum Pages

National Survey of 1,000 American Adults

Conducted December 18-19, 2014

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about computer hacking attacks on a major Hollywood studio?


2* Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of "The Interview," a new comedy about the fictional assassination of the leader of North Korea, following the hacker attacks and threats of violence at theaters that showed the film. Do you agree or disagree with Sony’s decision to cancel the release of the film?


3* If it is proven that the North Korean government was behind the computer attacks and the threats against a U.S.-based company, should the U.S. government get involved, or is this strictly between North Korea and Sony?


4* Should a major cyberattack on a U.S. business by another country be viewed as an act of war?


5* Is North Korea justified in trying to stop the release of a film that portrays an attempt to assassinate their leader?


6* If a film studio in another country made a movie about the assassination of the president of the United States, how likely is it that the U.S. government would try to stop that movie from being shown in theaters?


7* Does all the news about this new film make you more likely or less likely to want to see it? Or does it have no impact on your viewing decisions?


8* How likely is it that the computer attacks and threats of violence against Sony will lead to similar major attacks against other U.S. companies from other nations and business rivals in other countries?


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 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence