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Questions - NSA - June 24-25, 2013

72% Think NSA May Have Monitored Congress, Military Leaders, Judges
43% Think NSA Domestic Spying Put National Security Ahead of Individual Rights
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted June 24-25, 2013
By Rasmussen Report

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

2* Some people say that there is a natural tension between protecting individual rights and national security. In the NSA surveillance program, have government officials worried too much about protecting individual rights, too much about protecting national security, or is the balance about right?

3* A U.S. senator has called for the government to provide regular reports about how many times it has listened to private phone conversations or read the private e-mails of U.S. citizens. Without disclosing specific intelligence information, should the government be required to provide regular reports about how often it reviews the content of such private communications?

4* Sometimes, while pursuing a suspected terrorist, the government inadvertently learns private information about innocent American citizens. If that happens, should the government be allowed to maintain a file on the innocent citizen or should that information be immediately destroyed?

5* How likely is it that the NSA has monitored private communications of Congress, military leaders and judges?


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