Americans Think NSA's PRISM Is Justified in the Battle Against Terrorism

A new poll shows how the Americans feel about the most recent leaks

  NSA's programs get approval from citizens
The American public doesn’t seem to really care about the fact that their private lives have been compromised as the truth about the NSA surveillance programs was revealed.

The American public doesn’t seem to really care about the fact that their private lives have been compromised as the truth about the NSA surveillance programs was revealed.

According to a poll run by CNN/ORC, 66 percent of Americans say the Obama administration was right to gather and analyze information from major Internet companies to help locate suspected terrorists.

33 percent of those who responded to the poll said that Obama had been wrong, while 1 percent had no opinion on the matter.

When asked about the fact that the Obama administration had been gathering and analyzing information on the phone calls of most Americans, those who responded to the question were slightly less forgiving.

Only 51 percent said that they think such surveillance is justified, while 48 percent think that it was wrong. Again, one percent of those who responded to the question had no opinion on the matter.

When asked if they think that the U.S. government has or has not collected and stored data about personal phone calls or Internet usage, 62 percent replied with a “yes,” while 34 percent believe that they haven’t been subject to such surveillance.

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