Survey Says…

Here are selected results from a survey of 1,016 adult residents of the United States interviewed by telephone July 5-19 by the Scripps Survey Research Center at Ohio University.

“Every year about one million people are reported missing to police. Most are children. Do you think children are more likely to be kidnapped, to run away or to get lost today than they were when you were a child?”

Yes, More Likely …………. 78 percent

No, Not More Likely ………. 15

Don’t Know/Other Response ….. 7

“Did you ever run away from home for at least 24 hours?”

Yes …………………….. 12

No………………………. 88

“Do you, personally, know anyone who ran away from home?”

Yes …………………….. 37

No………………………. 63

“Do you think police in America generally do a good job when it comes to looking for missing children or not?

Do A Good Job ……………. 72

Don’t Do A Good Job ………. 16

Don’t Know/Other Response …. 12

“Do you think the news media generally is responsible in the way it reports stories about missing children cases or not?”

Do A Good Job ……………. 60

Don’t Do A Good Job ………. 28

Don’t Know/Other Response …. 12