Poll shows majority of Americans fine with NSA phone record tracking

Brad Reed

NSA Phone Record Tracking Poll
NSA Phone Record Tracking Poll

Although the National Security Agency’s broad tracking of Verizon telephone records has drawn a lot of criticism, a new poll shows that a majority of American adults actually think the NSA’s program is a legitimate tool for fighting terrorism. The latest survey from Pew Research shows that 56% of Americans think the NSA’s phone record tracking is acceptable to combat terrorism while 41% say that its unacceptable. What’s more, 45% of Americans surveyed said that they’d support government monitoring of everyone’s email to prevent future terror attacks while 52% were opposed, which implies that a sizable chunk of Americans aren’t too concerned with their own personal privacy if it means preventing terrorist attacks.

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