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50% Say New WikiLeaks Disclosure Hurts National Security

Monday, March 13, 2017

The newest wave of disclosures from the Julian Assange-fronted WikiLeaks shows the sophisticated level of spying the CIA is now capable of, and voters wish they didn’t know.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters think the public disclosure of the CIA’s ability to spy through smart TVs and cell phones hurts national security. But 38% believe this is information the public has a right to know. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 8-9, 2017 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.

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