National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 9-10, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the Central Intelligence Agency?
2* The Senate Intelligence Committee has released a report detailing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods including waterboarding to interrogate terrorism suspects. Should waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques be used to gain information from suspected terrorists?
3* Did the CIA's interrogation of terrorism suspects provide valuable information that helped the United States and its allies in the War on Terror?
4* The House and Senate intelligence committees are charged with oversight of the CIA. Are these committees adequately aware of what the CIA is doing or does the spy agency keep secrets from Congress?
5* Some in the national security community warned against making the results of the Senate investigation public, saying it's likely to cause reprisal attacks against Americans overseas. Which is more important - for the public to know the full extent of the CIA's interrogation methods or to protect the safety of Americans from terrorist attacks whenever possible?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence