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46% Want to Prosecute WikiLeaker Julian Assange

Recent accidentally released court filings indicate that the Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and is preparing to indict, something nearly half of Americans are likely happy to hear.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults think the U.S. government should prosecute Assange for publishing secret government documents on the WikiLeaks web site. One-in-four (24%) do not think the WikiLeaks founder should be prosecuted, but another 30% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 18-19, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 18-19, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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