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Questions - Snowden and NSA - July 28-29, 2013

46% Favor More Restrictions on NSA Surveillance Program
11% Still Think Snowden A Hero, 32% A Traitor
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted July 28-29, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the National Security Agency surveillance program?

2* As part of the effort to fight terrorism, the National Security Agency has been tracking telephone calls made by millions of ordinary Americans. Do you favor or oppose the NSA’s tracking of these phone calls?

3* Some say the NSA’s surveillance of domestic telephone calls should be more restricted to prevent tracking the calls made by innocent Americans. Defenders of the surveillance say any further restriction would endanger national security. Do you favor or oppose putting greater restrictions on the NSA’s tracking of Americans’ telephone calls?

4* Defenders of the NSA surveillance program say that it has deterred several terrorist attacks. Do you believe they are telling the truth or are they just trying to justify the surveillance program?

5* Edward Snowden, a former employee of a government contractor, has admitted to leaking information about NSA phone and e-mail surveillance programs. Some say he is a heroic whistleblower. Others say he is a traitor who endangered lives and national security. Is Snowden a hero, a traitor, somewhere in between, or is it too early to tell?

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