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68% Expect NSA Phone Spying To Stay the Same or Increase

Posted By admin On January 21, 2014 @ 10:59 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Rasmussen [1]
January 21, 2014

Despite President Obama’s announcement of tighter controls on the National Security Agency’s domestic spying efforts [2], two-out-of-three U.S. voters think spying on the phone calls of ordinary Americans will stay the same or increase.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters trust the president, the executive branch, Congress and federal judges to make sure the NSA program is abiding by the Constitution.

That’s up from 30% in early June when the spying program was first revealed [3].

Forty-nine percent (49%) still don’t trust the government’s top officials to keep the program constitutional, but that’s down from 53% in October [4]. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here [5].)


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[1] Rasmussen: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2014/68_expect_nsa_phone_spying_to_stay_the_same_or_increase

[2] President Obama’s announcement of tighter controls on the National Security Agency’s domestic spying efforts: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obamas-restrictions-on-nsa-surveillance-rely-on-narrow-definition-of-spying/2014/01/17/2478cc02-7fcb-11e3-93c1-0e888170b723_story.html

[3] in early June when the spying program was first revealed: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2013/despite_obama_s_assurance_68_think_it_s_likely_gov_t_listening_to_their_conversations

[4] in October: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/october_2013/53_still_don_t_trust_feds_to_keep_nsa_surveillance_legal

[5] click here: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/questions/pt_survey_questions/january_2014/questions_nsa_jan_19_20_2014

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