I am going to read you some brief descriptions of people and their situations. I would like you to listen to the descriptions and tell me how free these people
are to express themselves without fear of reprisal from their government.
For each vignette ask:
How free do you think [name] [is] to express [him-her]self without fear of government reprisal? Please circle one option per vignette.
[Michael] disagrees with many of the government’s policies. Though he
knows criticism is frowned upon, he doesn’t believe the government
would punish someone for expressing critical views. He makes his
opinion known on most issues without regard to who is listening.
Not free at all
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.