Questions - Facebook and Free Speech - June 3-4, 2013
National Survey 1,000 Adults
Conducted June 3-4,
By Rasmussen Reports
How closely have you followed recent news reports about Facebook?
2* How serious a problem is hate speech in America today – very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious or not at all serious?
3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Facebook?
4* How often do you use Facebook – rarely or never, once a week or less, several times a week, every day or nearly every day?
5* How serious a problem is hate speech on Facebook – very serious,
somewhat serious, not very serious or not at all serious?
6* Should criminals be prosecuted more severely if it can be proved that their crime was motivated by the victim’s race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation?
7* Many European countries and Canada do not have full freedom of speech but instead have laws to prevent hate speech. Would it be a good idea for the United States to ban hate speech?
8* Which is better—allowing free speech without government interference or letting government decide what types of hate speech should be banned?
9* Which is more important—giving people the right to free speech or making sure no one is offended by what others say?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence