Communications 1999

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Washington Post-ABC News Poll: School Safety

The following questions were part of a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted with 500 high school teenagers and 522 parents of high school teenagers nationwide. Of these interviews, 382 sets were conducted with parents and teenagers in the same household. Margin of error for teens and parents is plus or minus 4.5 percent. Interviewing was conducted by ICR of Media, Pa., on April 22-25.

  1. In your opinion, is violence at your high school
    1. a very serious problem
    2. somewhat serious
    3. not too serious
    4. not much of a problem at all
  1. Would you say you personally feel
    1. very safe from violence at your school
    2. somewhat safe
    3. somewhat unsafe
    4. or very unsafe
  1. How would you rate the security precautions that your school has in place to try to prevent violence there? Would you say the security at your school is
    1. excellent
    2. good
    3. not so good
    4. poor
  1. Do you think your school is doing enough to try to prevent violence there, or should it be doing more?
    1. doing enough
    2. should be doing more
  1. As you may know, two students shot and killed several people at a high school in Littleton, Colorado this week. What's the chance this kind of thing could happen at your school - would you say it's
    1. very likely
    2. somewhat likely
    3. somewhat unlikely
    4. very unlikely
  1. Can you think of any students at your own school who you think might be troubled enough to do something like this?
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. No Opinion

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