Does the Government Do A Good Job Keeping Secrets?
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicts more Russian intelligence officials for hacking and publicly releasing Democrats’ e-mails as part of an effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential campaign, voters are leery of just how well the U.S. government protects its secrets and are divided over whether illegally obtained e-mails should be reported by the media.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters think, generally speaking, the U.S. government does a good job protecting its secrets, but just as many (40%) disagree. Another 21% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 17-18, 2018 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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