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Survey on waterboarding 2014, by age group

This statistic shows the results of a survey, conducted across the United States in April 2014, on whether waterboarding - which is defined as "inducing a sense of drowning by pouring water on someone with a bag over their face" - can be considered a form of torture. The results were then sorted by age group. 81 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years said they considered waterboarding a form of torture.

Do you think that waterboarding is torture?

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Source

Release date

May 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 29-30, 2014

Number of respondents

991 respondents

Supplementary notes

Source does not specify the type of survey used.
The source posed the question as follows: "Do you think that waterboarding, that is inducing a sense of drowning by pouring water on someone with a bag over their face, is torture?"

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