51% Think CIA’s Interrogations Helped War on Terror
Friday, August 08, 2014
While senators argue over the level of detail the CIA is willing to release about its secret activities, a sizable number of voters continues to believe the intelligence agency tortured likely terrorists, but slightly more think the information obtained that way helped in the War on Terror.
Forty-four percent (44%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the United State tortured terrorism suspects, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just half as many (22%) disagree. But one-in-three voters (34%) aren’t sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 6-7, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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