Most Americans back NSA tracking phone records, prioritize probes over privacy

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 at 6:37 pm

A large majority of Americans say the federal government should focus on investigating possible terrorist threats even if personal privacy is compromised, and most support the blanket tracking of telephone records in an effort to uncover terrorist activity, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll.

Fully 45 percent of all Americans say the government should be able to go further than it is, saying that it should be able to monitor everyone’s online activity if doing so would prevent terrorist attacks. A slender majority, 52 percent, say no such broad-based monitoring should occur.

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4 Responses to “Most Americans back NSA tracking phone records, prioritize probes over privacy”

  1. it's those darn kids. on 10/10/13 at 10:32 pm

    But don’t you dare ask illegals for their driver’s license, you insensitive sonsofbitches!!!

  2. dahozho on 11/11/13 at 9:10 am

    Ok, remember when the Patriot Act was being rammed through Congress? Remember how OUTRAGED the Left was? How their PRIVACY and FREEDOM were being threatened?

    What the H#ll happened?? I was not and am not a fan of the Patriot Act, especially since the gov’t seems to have decided that it isn’t adherents to a certain non-peaceful religion that are a problem, but instead citizens who are standing by their actual natural freedoms and this nation’s founding documents who are the *enemy.*

    I guess this explains how the response rate for the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey is above 80%. Truly a sad commentary on the success of the Left’s big gov’t ideals in education….

  3. low information on 12/12/13 at 11:15 pm

    Did you see Myley’s bikini? Bieber scratched his ass and Beyonce painted her fingernails. Ben Gazi? Who is he an up and coming actor? OMG gotta run my fakebook update is late. People want to know what I had for dinner last night.