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Questions - NSA - November 18-19, 2014

When It Comes to NSA, Voters Put Preventing Terrorism Ahead of Privacy
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 18-19, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the National Security Agency’s domestic spying efforts?


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


3* How likely is it that the NSA phone and email surveillance programs have inappropriately violated the privacy of innocent Americans?


4* Congress is considering legislation that would tightly restrict the government’s ability to collect information on the calls and emails of Americans, but some national security officials say that will endanger the country. Which is more important - protecting the privacy of most Americans or protecting the country from possible terrorist attack?


5* Several major technology companies like Google, Facebook and Apple support legislation to limit government surveillance of personal communications such as phone calls and emails. Who is more likely to be monitoring your personal communications and Internet activity – large technology companies like these or the federal government?



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