Say I were to make a website that consisted of short survey like questionnaires. For the purpose of this question lets say 1 question per survey, 1 survey per page.
Can legal issues arise from asking specific "yes/no" type questions about illegal activity. The first thing that comes to mind is threat type questions. When i say specific I mean what if the question involved names, for example "Would you kill the president?" or "Would you kill Obama?". I wouldn't think this is inherently a threat from the askers point of view but the fact that you pointed out this person in particular seems sort of threatening. Would there be legal ramifications for asking that in a public forum.
What about repercussions for people who respond, keep in mind this would be primarily anonymous. I doubt any legal body would take the time to actually care about these types of things but if for some reason they wanted to persue it could the web host be forced to provide what ever details they do have on people who respond?
What if the question is no longer "would you" but "have you", insinuating this person has already committed a crime?
This is asked using the example of threat because that's the easiest for me to think of but I want this to cover any type of "yes/no" answer questions.