PunishmentMore than 87 percent of callers to SUNDIAL say...

It's your call

August 26, 1991


More than 87 percent of callers to SUNDIAL say the Soviet Communist coup leaders should be prosecuted. Of 485 callers, 426 supported that position, and 59 (12 percent) said the coup leaders should be granted amnesty.

When asked what type of punishment the coup leaders should face, 239 callers, or 53 percent, said they should be executed, while 209 callers, 47 percent, said they should be imprisoned.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.


Six of the 15 Soviet republics have declared their independence from the Kremlin. The nations of Norway, Denmark and Argentina formally recognize the three Baltic republics -- Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia -- as independent states. And Germany has indicated it would also recognize Baltic independence. Do you think the United States should recognize the Baltic republics as independent states?

Register your opinion with SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions. Results will be published tomorrow.

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