These are the topline results of a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1000 US adults interviewed February 11-12, 2014 on voting rights for felons. The results show that half of Americans think that felons should have their right to vote suspended until the completion of their sentence. The margin of error is 3.7%.

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Which of the following comes closest to your opinion about voting rights for people who have been convicted of felonies?
They should permanently lose their right to vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
They should lose their right to vote only until they have completed their sentence . . 50%
They should not lose their right to vote at all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%

Which of the following comes closest to your opinion about people who have been convicted of felonies sitting on juries?
They should be permanently excluded from sitting on juries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49%
They be allowed to sit on juries once their sentence is complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17%

Do you personally have any close friends or family members who have been convicted of a felony?
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55%
Prefer not to say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8%

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