Punishment leaking sensitive information
Variable: punleak
Module:
National Security
Subject:
United States
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

I’m going to ask you about several offenses. For each case, indicate what you would consider to be the appropriate punishment when the offender is a military service member or government employee.
B. Leaking sensitive information to a newspaper in order to influence public opinion about a controversial political issue. The offender 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 Dismissal from the military/fired by the government
3 One year in prison
4 5-9 years in prison
5 10-20 years in prison
6 Life in prison
8 Don't know
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
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203
562
217
219
100
39
67
12
1398
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 1340
Missing cases 61126