New Gallup Poll: Americans DISapprove of Government Surveillance ProgramsSubmitted by independent_thought on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 17:25
PRINCETON, NJ -- More Americans disapprove (53%) than approve (37%) of the federal government agency program that as part of its efforts to investigate terrorism obtained records from U.S. telephone and Internet companies to "compile telephone call logs and Internet communications."
These results are from a June 10-11 Gallup poll. Although the current survey context was different, these results are similar to those obtained in a May 2006 Gallup poll measuring support for a government program that "obtained records from three of the largest U.S. telephone companies in order to create a database of billions of telephone numbers dialed by Americans." In that survey, 43% approved and 51% disapproved.
More here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/163043/americans-disapprove-gover...
Update: Reuters/Ipsos Poll: More Americans see NSA leaker as 'patriot' than traitor