National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 9-10, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed news reports about President Obama’s most recent press conference?
2* As part of the effort to fight terrorism, the National Security Agency has been tracking telephone calls made by millions of ordinary Americans. Do you favor or oppose the NSA’s tracking of these phone calls?
3* In response to concerns raised about the NSA program, the president promised in his news conference on Friday to increase transparency of the nation’s surveillance efforts. Do you trust the president, the executive branch, Congress and federal judges to make sure the program is abiding by the Constitution?
4* As a result of the president’s new policy, is it less likely or more likely that the federal government will monitor the private phone calls of ordinary Americans? Or will that surveillance remain about the same?
5* Is it possible to satisfy public concern about the NSA surveillance program while also keeping the details of the program secret from the nation’s enemies?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence