Punishment for official leaking information
Variable: leakinfo
Module:
National Security
Subject:
United States
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

Now I''m going to ask you about several offenses. For each case, indicate (Number 1-6) what you would consider the appropriate punishment for each case.
B. A high-placed government official leaked sensitive information to a newspaper in order to influence public opinion about a controversial political issue. The official received no money.

Year Availability
Available in 1 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 Reprimand
2 Dismiss military
3 1 year in prison
4 5-9 yrs prison
5 10-20 yrs prison
6 Life in prison
8 Don't know
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
1998
273
591
185
156
68
25
68
21
1445
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 1298
Missing cases 61168