January 21, 2014
Despite President Obama’s announcement of tighter controls on the National Security Agency’s domestic spying efforts , 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 .
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 . Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here .)