A total of 466 callers responded to the SUNDIAL question about how much time was spent viewing the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings involving Judge Clarence Thomas. Fifty callers (10.7 percent) watched an hour or less; 84 (18 percent) spent between one and five hours; 86 (18.4 percent) watched between five and 10 hours; 169 (36.2 percent) watched more than 10 hours; and 77 (16.5 percent) said they watched none at all.
Now that the confirmation process involving Judge Clarence Thomas is over, doubts linger over the manner in which candidates for the Supreme Court are selected.
We have three questions regarding that process.
First, do you believe the current process is fair?
Second, do you believe the process was productive?
Third, did you change your mind about Thomas as a Supreme Court nominee as a result of the special hearing?
Finally, do you believe some good came as a result of reopening the Thomas nominations once the allegations of sexual harassment arose?
To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information service, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and the answers will be registered between 10 a.m. today 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.
"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.