Poll: By 2-1 Margin, Americans Favor Security Over Privacy

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2015
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By a margin of about two to one, a majority of Americans are willing to give up their personal privacy to help the U.S. government battle terrorism, according to a new poll.

Following the attacks in France this month and the growing threat of the Islamic State in the past 12 months, the public chooses security over privacy by 63 percent to 32 percent, The Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

The figures show a 6 percent increase from the 57 percent last year, when Americans became alarmed by the revelations...

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