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Toplines - WikiLeaks - July 30-31, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
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?


46% Yes

34% No

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