Do you think that waterboarding is torture? (by age group)

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.
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18-29 30-4445-64 65+
Yes81%64%62%59%
No7%22%24%29%
Not sure12%14%14%12%
18-29 30-4445-64 65+
Yes81%64%62%59%
No7%22%24%29%
Not sure12%14%14%12%
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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.
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Release date
May 2014
Region
United States
Survey time period
April 29-30, 2014
Number of respondents
991 respondents
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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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