National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 14-15, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs?
2* Edward Snowden, a former employee of a government contractor, has admitted to leaking information about NSA phone and e-mail surveillance programs. Some say he is a heroic whistleblower. Others say he is a traitor who endangered lives and national security. Is Snowden a hero, a traitor, somewhere in between, or is it too early to tell?
3* Regardless of what you think of Edward Snowden, is it good or bad for the nation that the American people now know more about the NSA surveillance programs?
4* How likely is it that the continuing disclosure of NSA phone and email surveillance programs is hurting U.S. national security?
stop further disclosures, should the federal government grant Snowden full
amnesty from prosecution in exchange for his return of all classified
information that he still possesses?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence