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Questions - Prisons - January 26-27, 2016

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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults

Conducted January 26-27, 2016
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Are there too many Americans in prison today?

2* Are conditions in most prisons today too hard or too easy on the inmates? Or are they about right?

3* What is the primary reason for putting someone in prison – punishment or to protect others from that person’s criminal behavior?


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