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Questions - Justice Department & Reporters - June 2-3, 2013

56% View Feds As Threat to Individual Rights
68% Consider Freedom of the Press Very Important
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted June 2-3, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the Justice Department?

2* How important is freedom of the press?

3* Some people say that there is a natural tension between freedom of the press and protecting national security. In the United States today, is the balance too much in favor of freedom of the press or too much in favor of national security?

4* As part of an ongoing investigation into news leaks of national security information, the Justice Department secretly obtained phone records from Associated Press reporters and a Fox News reporter. Was the Justice Department primarily trying to intimidate the media or protect national security?

5* Is the federal government today a protector of individual rights or a threat to individual rights?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence