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Opinion of Americans on whether the NSA's secret data collection is acceptable

This graph shows the results of two independent polls conducted in June 2013, measuring the level of public acceptance of the NSA phone tracking and data collection on citizens without the necessity of a suspicion of any wrongdoing. The results are divided. The majority of the respondents of the Rasmussen poll are against governmental data collection (59%). The majority of the Pew poll are in favor of data collection as a measure against terrorism (56%).

Public opinion of Americans on whether the NSA's secret data collection without a suspicion of wrongdoing is acceptable

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Sources

Release date

June 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 2013*

Number of respondents

About 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The Rasmussen poll is accessible here.
The Gallup poll is accessible here.
* The survey by the Pew Research Center was conducted between June 6-9, 2013, among 1,004 adults, living in the continental U.S.
The survey by Rasmsussen Reports was conducted between June 6-7, 2013, among 1,000 likely U.S. voters.
The survey by Gallup was conducted between June 10-11, 2013, among 1,008 adults, living in the U.S.

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