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Topline - Sex Offender - September 13-14, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 13-14, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports



1* Do you favor or oppose a public registry for sex offenders?


83% Favor
  7% Oppose
10% Not sure


2* Should convicted sex offenders stay on a public registry after they have fulfilled their sentence and parole or probation period?


72% Yes
16% No
12% Not sure


3* Should it be against the law for a 17-year old boy to have sex with his 15-year old girlfriend?


39% Yes
47% No
14% Not sure


4* Should a 17-year-old boy who has sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend be on a sex offender registry?


11% Yes
81% No

  9% Not sure


5* Should corrections systems be allowed to hold sex offenders indefinitely if they believe the offender will strike again?


71% Yes
15% No

15% Not sure



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