65% Oppose Use of Drones for U.S. Police Work
Voters show even stronger support for increasing the use of unmanned drone aircraft to kill terrorists overseas, even though most believe the drone attacks are killing more innocents than are reported. But voters strongly oppose police use of such drones in the skies over this country.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the use of unmanned drone aircraft to kill al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists overseas. Twenty percent (20%) oppose the use of drones to kill terrorists overseas, while 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 24-25, 2013 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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