AP-NORC Poll: Americans Warier of US Government Surveillance


As the nine eleven attacks twentieth anniversary approaches a poll finds Americans are increasingly wary of government surveillance in the name of national security in the first years after the attacks Americans were more likely to tolerate the government monitoring communications outside the country in the name of defending the homeland now with a piano worse the center for public affairs research poll finds bipartisan concerns forty six percent are against the government reading emails sent between people outside the U. S. without a warrant while twenty seven percent back at those numbers were roughly flipped a decade ago Americans are now also more likely to oppose warrantless government eavesdropping on calls outside the US the poll finds only about a third believe the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were worth fighting Sager made Donnie Washington

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