Majority say NSA tracking of phone records "acceptable" - Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll

In this poll:

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Poll Questions

Q: Did you follow reports about the government collecting records about Verizon phone calls for national security purposes very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely?

Q: (ASKED JUNE 7-9, 2013 ONLY) Did you follow reports about the government collecting emails and other online activities directly from large internet companies to track foreign suspects in terror investigations very closely, fairly closely, not too close

Q: What do you think is more important right now - (for the federal government to investigate possible terrorist threats, even if that intrudes on personal privacy); or (for the federal government not to intrude on personal privacy, even if that limits its ability to investigate possible terrorist threats)?

No opinion

Q: As you may know, it has been reported that the National Security Agency has been getting secret court orders to track telephone call records of MILLIONS of Americans in an effort to investigate terrorism. Would you consider this access to telephone call records an acceptable or unacceptable way for the federal government to investigate terrorism?

No opinion

Q: (ASKED JUNE 7-9, 2013 ONLY) Do you think the U.S. government should be able to monitor everyone’s email and other online activities if officials say this might prevent future terrorist attacks?

No opinion

 
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