of April-May 2004 Poll
1) In your personal opinion, how would you describe the impact of the U.S. Government's War on Terrorism upon our civil rights here in the United States:
a) having little
or no impact on civil rights (22.9%).
In this poll, we are interested in exploring whether Americans agree with each other on the impact of the USA Patriot Act. You will notice that the first part asks for factual information and the second part for your opinions. In the first part it is better to say you don't know than to guess the answer to any question. Few people will know all the answers. Please try and be honest and complete the poll. We'll tell you where to find the right answers later.
2) Can you name the
3 branches of the U.S. government established by the Constitution?
The Bill of Rights, passed in 1791, includes the first 10 amendments to the Constitution and provides for most of our civil rights. Which of the following are part of the Bill of Rights:
3) Guarantees accused
persons the right to a speedy and public trial.
7) Upon entrance into
World War II the United States seized over 110,000 people of Japanese
descent and placed them into concentration camps for up to 7 years. About
70% of these people were citizens of what country?
8) In the 1980s which
nation provided the money and military training to the terrorist Osama
Bin Laden and his Islamic fundamentalist followers to build them into
a fighting force against the Russian Army in Afghanistan?
Please answer yes
or no to the following questions:
12) What impact did
that action have on the outcome of the Presidential race?
13) What penalties
or punishments did the court decide upon for Governor Jeb Bush?
14) Will the suspension
of/ or denial of civil rights in the U.S. help stop terrorism?
15) Is there now a
general climate of fear in the U.S?
c. Media encouraged
hype and exaggerations (18)
Do you support or reject the following elements of the USA Patriot Act?
23) Government officers
can enter your home without your knowledge, copy your computer files or
any other information without telling you they've been there.
24) Government officers
may require that librarians provide records of books you've borrowed and
they are forbidden from telling you.
25) The government
may monitor your phones, e-mails, and internet activity without probable
Do you Support or Reject including the following elements in a war on terrorism.
26) The U.S. should
support international attempts to prosecute war crimes and crimes against
28) The use of outlawed
interrogation techniques such as torture.
29) A requirement
that the U.S. government must prove accusations against nations before
30) War against Iraq
or other countries the U.S. labels as "supporting terrorism"
when they are not attacking anyone.
31) Where do you get
most of your information on current events?
Thank you so much for participating in our poll and for caring enough to share your views. For answers to the factual questions please check our Web Site at retropoll.org The poll results will appear there on May 1, 2003.
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