National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted July 30-31, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the leaks of government documents relating to Afghanistan?
32% Very closely
45% Somewhat closely
18% not very closely
4% Not at all
1% Not sure
2* When media outlets release secret government documents relating to the War in Afghanistan, are they providing a public service or hurting national security?
19% Providing a public service
67% Hurting national security
14% Not sure
3* Does the military keep some information secret simply because it would be politically embarrassing?
20% Not sure
4* Some people say that there is a natural tension between protecting individual rights and national security. In the United States today, does our legal system worry too much about protecting individual rights, too much about protecting national security, or is the balance about right?
38% The legal system worries too much about protecting individual rights
25% The legal system worries too much about protecting national security
27% The balance is about right
10% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence