Communications 1999

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Results of the 1st 6 questions from the Washington Post-ABC News poll given in class on 4-30-99

1. In your opinion, is violence at your high school

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a very serious problem

1

5%

5%

somewhat serious

1

5%

18%

not too serious

8

38%

29%

not much of a problem

11

52%

49%

2. Would you say you personally feel

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very safe from violence at your school

14

67%

42%

somewhat safe

6

29%

47%

somewhat unsafe

1

5%

9%

very unsafe

0%

2%

3. 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

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excellent

6

29%

12%

good

10

48%

59%

not so good

2

10%

19%

poor

3

14%

10%

4. Do you think your school is doing enough to try to prevent violence there, or should it be doing more?

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doing enough

20

95%

57%

should be doing more

1

5%

42%

5. 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 its

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very likely

0%

9%

somewhat likely

1

5%

31%

somewhat unlikely

3

14%

29%

very unlikely

17

81%

29%

6. Can you think of any students at your own school who you think might be troubled enough to do something like this?

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Yes

4

19%

40%

No

10

48%

59%

No Opinion

7

33%

2%

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