Questions - Rolling Stone and Media Responsibility - July 19-20, 2013
Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted July 19-20, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have
you followed recent news stories about Rolling
2* Does the news media pay too much attention to the personal lives of violent criminals, not enough attention, or is the level of attention about right?
3* When the media focuses on the personal lives of violent criminals, does that inspire other people to commit violent acts?
4* To avoid giving them too
much attention, should the news media withhold the names and pictures of
5* Rolling Stone magazine placed the picture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on its most recent cover. Was this an example of good journalism or simply a publicity stunt?
6* Regardless of whether it was good journalism, does Rolling Stone magazine have the legal and Constitutional right to put the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on the cover?
7* Some major retail chains such as CVS and K-Mart have
decided not to carry the issue of Rolling
Stone magazine with the Boston Marathon bomber on the cover. Do you agree
or disagree with the decision of these stores to not carry
8* Regardless of whether you agree with their decision, do stores have the legal and Constitutional right not to carry the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence