Wednesday, April 02, 2014
More voters than ever believe it is good that the American people are aware of the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance programs, but most still think the disclosures are hurting national security. One-in-four voters now supports amnesty for NSA leaker Edward Snowden in exchange for the information he still possesses.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that, regardless of what they think of Edward Snowden, 62% believe it is good for the nation that the American people know about the NSA’s surveillance programs. Sixteen percent (16%) say this increased awareness is bad for the country, while slightly more (22%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 30-31, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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