Mini Poll: Conspiracy of Silence?

Do you believe that it is more difficult for police officers to identify people who commit crimes because of an anti-snitch culture?


How widespread do you think the anti-snitch culture is?

It is pervasive, in most neighborhoods and for all ages:
It exists in some neighborhoods, but not in all:
It is more likely to be found in the young and old, who believe themselves vulnerable:
Not very. Its extent is exaggerated by public officials, police, and the media.:

Which of the following do you believe is the most pervasive cause of an anti-snitch culture?

Mistrust of law enforcement:
Fear of retribution based on personal experience:
Examples of retribution found in television, movies, music:
A general sense of alienation from the wider community:
Willingness to take personal safety into one’s own hands:
A sense that siding with either authorities or criminals is unlikely to improve lives:

At which point in a crime would you begin thinking about ending your cooperation with authorities?

Calling 911:
Waiting for officers to arrive to get them started:
Cooperating in the early stages of an investigation:
Identifying perpetrators anonymously:
Showing up to testify:
I would do all those things without hesitation:

Do you believe that the use of rewards for information about violent crimes should be more widespread?

Yes, because I think that using rewards only occasionally increases the sense that some victims are more important than others:

Do you believe that tax dollars should be used to pay rewards for information about violent crimes?

No, private sources are appropriate:
No rewards should be offered:

Do you believe that the use of social media, like Facebook and Twitter, and texting are effective ways to gather more information about violent crimes?


Would you be more likely to share information about a crime if you could do so anonymously using text messages and social media?


Do you believe that, generally, reporters should be required by law to share information learned about violent crimes during the course of their own investigations?


Should schools ban the display of clothing on their campuses that display sentiments that discourages snitching?


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.