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Survey: SHOH32

Question:
Some believe government records should be considered public records and that information should be withheld only if a govrnment agency can show that release of the inform ation would do harm. Others belive that it is the responsiblity of government to protect the information it hold and that record should be made public only if the citizen can make a sound legal case for its release. Which of those comes closer to your view?

Answers: ( respondents)
RecorDS shOuld be public 46%
Government mus protect information 42%Other
Don't know 7%
Other 5%

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NOTE: The number of respondents to an individual question may vary from the number of respondents to the entire survey, as some items are restricted based on previous answers. The poll has an overall 4 percentage point margin of error, although the margin increases when examining attitudes among smaller groups within the survey. The margin for women only, for example, is 6 percent.