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SPTRIAL from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003
Please tell me if you support or oppose the federal government doing each of the following: Holding U.S. citizens who are accused of terrorism for special military trials, rather than turning them over to the non-military court system. [This question was asked of half the sample.] (SPTRIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Support26252.4
2) Oppose21342.6
8) DK/No opinion255.0
Missing503 
TOTAL500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FOODMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Withholding food and water. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (FOODMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases12838.0
2) Unacceptable in all cases20560.8
8) DK/No opinion41.2
Missing668 
TOTAL337100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HARMMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Threatening to harm the suspect s family members. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HARMMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases6419.0
2) Unacceptable in all cases27180.4
8) DK/No opinion20.6
Missing668 
TOTAL337100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HEATMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Exposing the suspect to extreme heat or cold.[QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HEATMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases13540.2
2) Unacceptable in all cases19457.7
8) DK/No opinion72.1
Missing669 
TOTAL336100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HOODMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Keeping a hood over the suspect s head for long periods of time. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HOODMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases19257.1
2) Unacceptable in all cases14041.7
8) DK/No opinion41.2
Missing668 
TOTAL336100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HUMLMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Sexually humiliating the suspect. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (HUMLMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases5215.4
2) Unacceptable in all cases28384.0
8) DK/No opinion20.6
Missing668 
TOTAL337100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


KICKMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Punching or kicking the suspect. [QUESTIONS HOODMETD, HUMLMETD, HEATMETD, KICKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (KICKMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases9829.1
2) Unacceptable in all cases23268.8
8) DK/No opinion72.1
Missing668 
TOTAL337100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


NAKDMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Making the suspect go naked. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (NAKDMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases8225.1
2) Unacceptable in all cases24274.0
8) DK/No opinion30.9
Missing678 
TOTAL327100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


NOISMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Bombarding the suspect with loud noise for long periods of time. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (NOISMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases17553.8
2) Unacceptable in all cases14644.9
8) DK/No opinion41.2
Missing680 
TOTAL325100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SHCKMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Applying electric shocks to the suspect. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (SHCKMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases5616.6
2) Unacceptable in all cases27581.6
8) DK/No opinion61.8
Missing669 
TOTAL337100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SHOTMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Threatening to shoot the suspect. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (SHOTMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases13240.7
2) Unacceptable in all cases18657.4
8) DK/No opinion61.9
Missing681 
TOTAL324100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SLEPMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Not allowing the suspect to sleep. [QUESTIONS SLEPMETD, FOODMETD, HARMMETD, SHCKMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (SLEPMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases22366.4
2) Unacceptable in all cases11032.7
8) DK/No opinion30.9
Missing669 
TOTAL336100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


WATRMETD from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
As part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism, please tell me if you think each item I name is acceptable in some cases as a method of getting information from prisoners, or is unacceptable in all cases. Holding the suspect s head under water. [QUESTIONS NAKDMETD, NOISMETD, WATRMETD, SHOTMETD ASKED OF ONE-THIRD OF SAMPLE] (WATRMETD)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable in some cases7021.3
2) Unacceptable in all cases25477.4
8) DK/No opinion41.2
Missing678 
TOTAL328100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TORTPOLI from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
Just your best guess, do you think the U.S. government as a matter of policy is or is not using torture as part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism? (TORTPOLI)
TOTAL%
1) Is using torture50750.9
2) Is not using torture43243.3
8) DK/No opinion585.8
Missing8 
TOTAL997100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TORTVIEW from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004
On another subject, some people say (its acceptable to torture people suspected of terrorism, in cases where other methods have failed and the authorities believe the suspect has information that could prevent terrorist attacks and save lives.) (Other people say the use of torture is never acceptable because it s cruel, it may violate international law, it may not work, and it could be used unnecessarily or by mistake on innocent people.) Whats your view -- do you think it s acceptable to torture people suspected of terrorism in some cases, or do you think the use of torture is never acceptable? [Rotate items in parentheses] (TORTVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Torture is acceptable in some cases35335.3
2) Torture is never acceptable63263.3
8) DK/No opinion141.4
Missing5 
TOTAL999100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Forms of TortureThis question type asks the respondent about the acceptability of specific forms of torture when handling/interrogating terrorism suspects.
General ViewThis question type asks about the acceptibility of torture in the handling of terrorism suspects.

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