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Toplines - Fort Hood - November 9-10, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 9-10, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news reports about the shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas?

47% Very closely
36% Somewhat closely
16% Not very closely
1% Not at all
1% Not sure

2* Should the shooting incident be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act or by civilian authorities as a criminal act?

60% Military authorities as a terrorist act
27% Civilian authorities as a criminal act

13% Not sure

3* If convicted, should Major Nadal Malik Hasan receive the death penalty?

65% Yes
19% No
16% Not sure

4* Starting now, should the army remove from active duty all officers like Major Nadal Malik Hasan who try to make contact with radical terrorist organizations such as al Qaeda?

76% Yes
7% No
17% Not sure

5* How concerned are you that the shooting at Fort Hood will prompt a backlash against Muslims serving in the military- very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned, not at all concerned?

23% Very concerned
34% Somewhat concerned
29% Not very concerned
11% Not at all concerned
2% Not sure

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