USConstitution.net 1999 Survey Results
This site has conducted an unscientific survey on various issues since July of 1998. The results, while interesting in most cases, are to be taken with a grain of salt - the results can easily be skewed by an individual or group of individuals; the sample is, by nature, not representative (because it consists only of Web users who visit my site and bother to view the survey page and submit an opinion).
This page includes results from 1999. For results from other years, please go to the Main Results Page.
Question 18, December 1999 - For the first time in several years, the Supreme Court will hear a case concerning school prayer. What is your opinion on school prayer?
Question 17, November 1999 - The Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly over the last 20 years that the death penalty is constitutional ... but it is now about to rule about whether the electric chair is too cruel to be used under the terms of the 8th Amendment. Is the electric chair as a means of execution too cruel? (Please note that the results of the first ten days of this survey were lost to a hacker attack.)
Question 16, October 1999 - For the first time, the Supreme Court has agreed to review a case concerning the rights of grandparents to visitation with their grandchildren, over the objections of the parents. Many states have grandparents' visitation rights statutes, allowing court-ordered visitation, but some of those states have had their laws struck by local courts. Do grandparents have a right to see their grandchildren?
Question 15, September 1999 - The Department of Justice is asking Congress to write law that would allow it to enter a private home, install software and/or hardware that could record your computer activities and preempt any encryption software you are using. Do you think that law enforcement has a legitimate concern and that it should get the legislation it is looking for?
Question 14, August 1999 - Many proposals for changing the Constitution involve the redrawing of state lines. Should the current state boundaries be redrawn?
Question 13, July 1999 - How did you come to this site?
Question 12, June 1999 - What is your opinion of the 2nd Amendment?
|The 2nd protects individual rights, and there must be no restriction on gun ownership, period||329||56.43|
|The 2nd protects individual rights, but some governmental restriction is alright||152||26.07|
|The 2nd protects states' rights, and the federal government has no place regulating guns||41||7.03|
|The 2nd protects states' rights, but the federal government has a role in the regulation of guns||41||7.03|
|I have no idea who the 2nd protects; regardless, the federal government has no right to regulate guns||2||0.34|
|I have no idea who the 2nd protects and the federal government has a right to regulate guns||15||2.57|
|I'm sick of the whole issue, and have no opinion either way||3||0.51|
|Subdivided Percentages - Restriction|
|There must be no restriction on gun ownership||372||63.81|
|Some restriction is alright||209||35.85|
|Subdivided Percentages - State v Individual|
Question 11, May 1999 - The ongoing conflict in Kosovo is of great concern to a great many people. What is your opinion of the actions of the President?
Question 10, April 1999 - The First Lady, Hillary Clinton, clearly has the right to run for a U.S. Senate seat in New York, despite the fact that she does not currently live there. The question is, should she?
Question 9, March 1999 - What do you think will happen on January 1, 2000?
Question 8, February 1999 - Should the Constitution be amended to abolish the Electoral College and have direct election of the President and Vice-President?
Question 7, January 1999 - Does the impeachment of President Clinton rise to the level of a Constitutional Crisis?