National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted February 10-11, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the United States’ use of unmanned drone aircraft?
2* A top government official recently acknowledged that the United States has a secret drone program for killing al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists. Do you favor or oppose the United States’ use of drone aircraft to kill terrorists?
3* Does the President of the United States, as commander in chief, have the authority to use drones against terrorists in other countries? Or, should Congressional Approval be required before such drones are deployed?
What is more important, using drones to kill terrorists or avoiding diplomatic
problems with countries like
5* A proposal has been made for the use of unmanned drones for surveillance by police agencies in the United States. Do you favor or oppose the use of unmanned drones for surveillance in the United States?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence