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Questions - Manning Sentence - August 21-22, 2013

Voters Remain Conflicted About Manning's, Snowden's Actions
51% Believe Manning Should Have to Serve Entire Sentence
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted August 21-22, 2013

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the WikiLeaks trial? 


2* How likely is it that the WikiLeaks release of classified documents has hurt U.S. national security?


3* U.S. soldier Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for stealing U.S. classified information and distributing it on the internet. Is this sentence too severe, not severe enough or is it about right?


4* Manning is required to serve one third of his sentence until he is eligible for parole. Should Manning be eligible for parole at that time or should he be required to serve his entire sentence without parole?


5* Which action hurt U.S. national security more…Manning’s leaking of classified documents to WikiLeaks or former government contractor Edward Snowden’s release of information about the National Security Agency’s surveillance program?


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