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Toplines - Internet Harassment - June 16-17, 2008

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Survey of 1,500 Adults

June 16-17, 2008

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about a Missouri woman accused in a MySpace hoax that led to the suicide of a teenage girl?

14% Very closely

27% Somewhat closely

30% Not very closely

25% Not at all

4% Not sure

2* The accused woman allegedly set up a fake MySpace account and sent cruel messages to the teenage girl. Should it be a crime to harass a person over the internet?

73% Yes

13% No

13% Not sure

3* Should the Federal Communications Commission regulate the internet like it does radio and television?

49% Yes

35% No

16% Not sure

4* Do you have a social networking account with sites such as MySpace or Facebook?

26% Yes

69% No

4% Not sure

5* In a typical week how often do you use the internet?

25% Rarely or never

10% Occasionally

5% At least once a week

12% Several times a week

48% Every day, or nearly every day

0% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence