Government and corporate surveillance draw wide concern

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Poll Questions

Q: How concerned are you, if at all, about the government or private companies collecting digital information from your computer or phone?

Q: How concerned are you, if at all, about the collection and use of your personal information by the National Security Agency?

Q: How concerned are you, if at all, about the collection and use of your personal information by social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter?

Q: How concerned are you, if at all, about the collection and use of your personal information by websites like Google, Amazon or Ebay?

Q: How concerned are you, if at all, about the collection and use of your personal information by cell phone providers such as Verizon or AT&T?

Q: How concerned are you, if at all, about the collection and use of your personal information by retail stores such as Walmart, CVS or Target that track your purchases?

Q: Thinking again about Edward Snowden's release of NSA information in recent months, have you become (more) concerned about your own data privacy, (less) concerned, or has this not made much difference?

Q: Since the revelations about the National Security Agency, have you personally taken any actions to better protect your privacy, or not?

No opinion

Q: (IF USE INTERNET) While using the internet, have you ever done any of the following things to protect your privacy, or not? How about... Set your browser to block websites from tracking what you visit ?

No opinion

Q: (IF USE INTERNET) While using the internet, have you ever done any of the following things to protect your privacy, or not? How about... Deleted or edited something you posted in the past ?

No opinion

Q: (IF USE INTERNET) While using the internet, have you ever done any of the following things to protect your privacy, or not? How about... Used a fake name or other false information ?

No opinion

Q: (IF USE INTERNET) While using the internet, have you ever done any of the following things to protect your privacy, or not? How about... Used a service that allows you to browse the web anonymously, such as a proxy server, Tor software, or a VPN?

No opinion

Q: (IF USE INTERNET) While using the internet, have you ever done any of the following things to protect your privacy, or not? How about... Encrypted your communications ?

No opinion

Q: (IF MARRIED/LIVE WITH PARTNER AND USE INTERNET) Do you ever monitor your spouse or partner's internet usage or their location through their cell phone, or not?

No opinion

Q: Do you ever monitor actions of your co-workers without their knowledge, or not?

No opinion

Q: (IF HAVE CHILDREN AND USE INTERNET) Do you ever monitor your children's internet usage, such as what websites they visit, or not?

No opinion

Q: Do you ever monitor an elderly family member, using alarms or video to ensure they are okay, or not?

Q: (IF HAVE CHILDREN AND USE INTERNET) How closely, if at all, do you monitor your child's email?

Q: (IF HAVE CHILDREN AND USE INTERNET) How closely, if at all, do you monitor your child's social network account like Facebook or Twitter?

Q: (IF HAVE CHILDREN AND USE INTERNET) How closely, if at all, do you monitor your child's location by tracking their phone or mobile device?

Q: (IF HAVE CHILDREN AND USE INTERNET) How closely, if at all, do you monitor your child's text messages?

No opinion

Q: (IF USE INTERNET) How confident are you that the things you do to protect your privacy online will actually make a difference?

Q: Have you ever had a photo or something else about you posted online that embarrassed or upset you, or not?

No opinion

Q: Police and businesses are increasingly using surveillance cameras in public places to help combat crime. Some people consider this a violation of privacy rights. Would you like there to be (fewer) cameras in public places, (more) cameras or are ther

Q: Police sometimes collect information about people's location using video cameras and other technological tools in order to investigate and prevent crime. Should police be allowed to keep such information for many years?

No opinion

 
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