Do you think the U.S. government should be able to monitor everyone’s email and other online activities if officials say this might prevent future terrorist attacks?
Opinion of Americans on whether surveillance is acceptable if terrorism is prevented
This graph shows the public opinion of Americans on the question if the U.S. government should be able to monitor everyone’s email and other online activities if officials said this would prevent future terrorist attacks, as of June 2013. In June 2013, about 45 percent of Americans found it acceptable to be monitored by government to prevent future terrorism.
Do you think the U.S. government should be able to monitor everyone’s email and other online activities if officials say this might prevent future terrorist attacks?
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Yes45%
No52%
No opinion3%
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Opinion of Americans on whether surveillance is acceptable if terrorism is prevented
This graph shows the public opinion of Americans on the question if the U.S. government should be able to monitor everyone’s email and other online activities if officials said this would prevent future terrorist attacks, as of June 2013. In June 2013, about 45 percent of Americans found it acceptable to be monitored by government to prevent future terrorism.
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