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NOTE: We already have an item about the death penalty. This item should attempt to capture questions about the general nature of criminal punishment. Are we too lenient on criminals? Are criminals punished too harshly?

Below are 45 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.

COURTS from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Q39I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

COURTS from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

COURTS from General Social Survey, 2002

VCF0832 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0525 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

PUNISH from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

VCF0524 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

GUNSDRUG from General Social Survey, 2006

SOCPROB1 from American National Election Studies, 2000

COURTS from General Social Survey, 2004

CRIME from American National Election Studies, 2004

PRISONS2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

COURTS from General Social Survey, 2006

DRUNKS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

LESSJAIL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

LESSCRIM from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

ALTSENT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

COURTS from General Social Survey, 2000

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1990

W1P16 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1996

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1988

FEDSPP15 from American National Election Studies, 2002

FED_SP6 from American National Election Studies, 2002

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1991

FEDSPP16 from American National Election Studies, 2002

STIFFPUN from General Social Survey, 1991

I1LAWS from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

SC4HARSH from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

V158A from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

V158B from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

DTREHBCR from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1998

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1980

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1976

LESSCRIM from Houston Area Survey, 2010

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1978

PRISONS from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1994

STD_CRIM from Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education, Graduate Student Sample (1975)

CONCOURT from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1975)

COURTS from General Social Survey, 1993

AGREE1CC from July 2003 Values Update Survey

HATECR2B from Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1996



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