Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Site   Datasets    Advanced Search
University of Connecticut

Topics At A Glance: Crime

Sample iPOLL here, but there are more than 31,600 questions on Crime since 1935!

Fears About Crime

iPOLL logo Full search results
(Next, I am going to read a list of problems facing the country. For each one, please tell me if you personally worry about this problem a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, or not at all.) How much do you personally worry about...crime and violence?
Gallup Poll, [Mar, 2013]




(Now I want to ask you about all the things your child ate or drank between 3 pm and the time he/she/they went to bed.)...(For each of the following, please tell me whether or not it was a reason that contributed to the fact that (name of respondent's child) did not get physical activity to the degree that helps him/her/them maintain or achieve a healthy weight yesterday.) What about...it was too hard to get to a place where he/she/they could exercise and I didn't have to worry about crime--was this a reason or wasn't it?
Note: Asked of those who said their child did not get physical activity that helps them maintain or achieve a healthy weight between 3 PM and bed (28%)
Harvard School of Public Health/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/NPR Children and Weight Survey, [Oct, 2012]




(For each of the following, please tell me whether or not it is a major problem, minor problem or not a problem at all in helping (name of respondent's child) maintain or achieve a healthy weight.) How about...there aren't enough places nearby for (name of respondent's child) to get exercise outside where I don't need to worry about crime? Would you say this is a major problem, a minor problem, or not a problem?
%
9     Major problem
14     Minor problem
76     Not a problem
*     I am not trying to help my child maintain/achieve a healthy weight (Vol.)
*     Don't know
1     Refused
Note: Asked of partial sample
Harvard School of Public Health/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/NPR Children and Weight Survey, [Oct, 2012]



Been The Victim Of A Crime

iPOLL logo Full search results
(How often do you, yourself, worry about the following things--frequently, occasionally, rarely or never?) How about...being the victim of a hate crime?
Gallup Poll, [Oct, 2009]




(How often do you, yourself, worry about the following things--frequently, occasionally, rarely or never?) How about...being the victim of a hate crime?
Gallup Poll, [Oct, 2008]




(How often do you, yourself, worry about the following things--frequently, occasionally, rarely, or never?) How about...being the victim of a hate crime?
Gallup Poll, [Oct, 2007]



White Collar Crime

iPOLL logo Full search results
(I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you believe or do not believe that statement.)...Medicare fraud each year adds up to 100 billion dollars.
Sample: National registered voters
New Models National Brand Poll, [Sep, 2013]




For each of the following, please tell me whether you think it's a situation that should be taken seriously or if it's more of a phony scandal....The Obama administration's handling of the (September 2012) terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans
Sample: National registered voters
Fox News Poll, [Aug, 2013]




(For each of the following, please tell me whether you think it's a situation that should be taken seriously or if it's more of a phony scandal.)...The government's National Security Agency collecting the phone and Internet records of millions of Americans under a classified surveillance program
Sample: National registered voters
Fox News Poll, [Aug, 2013]



Confidence In The Police

iPOLL logo Full search results
(Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one--a great deal, quite a lot, some, or very little?)...The police
Gallup Poll, [Jun, 2013]




(Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one--a great deal, quite a lot, some, or very little?)...The police
Gallup Poll, [Jun, 2012]




(Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one--a great deal, quite a lot, some, or very little?)...The police
Gallup Poll, [Jun, 2011]



Gun Regulation

iPOLL logo Full search results
In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?
CBS News Poll, [Dec, 2013]




Do you favor or oppose a federal law requiring background checks on all potential gun buyers?
CBS News Poll, [Dec, 2013]




How much do you think stricter gun laws would do to help prevent gun violence? Would stricter laws help a lot, some, not much, or not at all?
CBS News Poll, [Dec, 2013]



Courts In This Area Deal Too Harshly With Criminals

iPOLL logo Full search results
In general, do you think the courts in this area deal too harshly or not harshly enough with criminals?
General Social Survey 2012, [Mar, 2012]




In general, do you think the courts in this area deal too harshly or not harshly enough with criminals?
General Social Survey 2010, [Mar, 2010]




In general, do you think the courts in this area deal too harshly or not harshly enough with criminals?
General Social Survey 2008, [Apr, 2008]



Favor The Death Penalty For Murder

iPOLL logo Full search results
Are you in favor of the death penalty for a person convicted of murder?
Gallup Poll, [Oct, 2013]




Which punishment do you prefer for people convicted of murder--the death penalty, life in prison with no chance of parole, or depends on situation?
Public Religion Research Institute Hispanic Values Survey, [Aug, 2013]




Which punishment do you prefer for people convicted of murder--the death penalty or life in prison with no chance of parole?
Sample: National registered voters
Quinnipiac University Poll, [Apr, 2013]



From the Archives


HOW ABOUT AT HOME AT NIGHT--DO YOU FEEL SAFE AND SECURE OR NOT?
Gallup Poll (AIPO), [Jun, 1975]




(I am going to read you several laws that were passed in 1993. For each one I read, please tell me if you think this law is a step in the right direction or a step in the wrong direction.)... The Brady Bill, which requires a five-day waiting period to allow a background check before purchasing a handgun.
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, [Dec, 1993]




(Turning now to the business of the country--we are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount.) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on ...Halting the rising crime rate?
Roper Report 83-1, [Dec, 1982]




iPOLL logo The Power of iPOLL

US Opinion Polls Since 1935

Every Major Survey Firms

600k Questions & Answers

Sign in More about iPOLL...


Today's Number
9%
answered Very worried when asked "How worried are you that terrorist attacks might take place where you live or work?...Very worried, somewhat worried, not very worried, not at all worried"
Fox News Poll, [Apr, 2013]


Other Topics at a Glance:
Congressional Approval
Economy
Health Care
Immigration
Role of Government
Taxes
more topics...


Quick Dataset Search

RoperExpress logo PIPA/Knowledge Networks Poll [Jul, 2004]

RoperExpress logo ABC News Poll [Sep, 2003]

RoperExpress logo NCSC Sentencing Attitudes Survey [Mar, 2006]

more datasets...