newsPolls.org newsPolls.org newsPolls.org newsPolls.org ohiou.edu

Survey: SHOH32

Question:
The federal govenrment and most state governments have laws concerning public access to government information and the public's right to attend meetings, These are often referred to as 'freedom of information" or "right to know" or "sunshine" laws. Do you genrally feel these laws give you and other Americans too much, too little or just about the right amount of access to government records and information?

Answers: ( respondents)
Too much access 7%
Too little access 30%
Right amount of access 46%
Other 2%
Don't know 14%
Can't answer/Not ascertained/Refusal 1%

Related questions:

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.