Worse type of judicial mistake
Variable: verdict
Module:
ISSP Role of Gov't
Subject:
Courts
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

All systems of justice make mistakes, but which do you think is worse?
To convict an innocent person
or
To let a guilty person go free

Year Availability
Available in 5 of 32 years total. Hover over a year to see ballot information.
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Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
1 Convict innocent
2 Free the guilty
8 Cant choose
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
1985 1990 1996 2006 2016
419 684 805 1030 1036
138 243 300 428 291
109 249 198 52 49
11 41 29 8 14
857 155 1572 2992 1477
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 5374
Missing cases 57092