POLL DU JOUR

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

● 76 per­cent of Amer­i­cans would not be will­ing to give up the pri­vacy of their email if it would “help the U.S. gov­ern­ment foil do­mes­tic ter­ror­ist plots.”

● 75 per­cent would not be will­ing to give up the pri­vacy of their phone records to help foil the plots.

● 75 per­cent would not be will­ing to give up the pri­vacy of their in­ter­net ac­tiv­i­ties to help foil the plots.

● 73 per­cent would not be will­ing to give up the pri­vacy of their text mes­sages to help foil the plots.

● 37 per­cent say U.S. in­tel­li­gence agen­cies are con­duct­ing too much sur­veil­lance on U.S. cit­i­zens, 32 per­cent say “as much as nec­es­sary,” 7 per­cent say “not enough.”

Source: A Reuters/Ip­sos poll of 3,307 U.S. adults con­ducted March 11-20 and re­leased April 5.

● Mur­murs and asides to jharper@wash­ing­ton­times.com

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