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Majority Of Americans Support NSA Surveillance Programs: Poll

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posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:35 PM
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Majority Of Americans Support NSA Surveillance Programs: Poll


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A poll released Monday shows that despite the uproar over the National Security Agency’s newly leaked surveillance programs, a majority of Americans are fine with the agency's pervasive reach. Still, a sizable majority is opposed to the vast NSA surveillance net.
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posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:35 PM
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Apparently a larger majority of Americans than not versus 41 percent in opposition, support NSA/Prism spying. Now I'm not one to normally buy into polls as 100 percent evident supporting a view. However let's discuss is? I find this very alarming, as their might be a possibly as to what Americans really feel. What do you say ATS!?

Apologies if posted already.

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posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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If it is true, that the majority of Americans support NSA, then either they havent been made aware of the facts regarding the precise capabilities of the NSA, or they are massive idiots, who do not deserve the security they desire, nor the liberty they ignore.

Its that simple.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:42 PM
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It seems as though the majority don't care what happens to "terrorists", however they seem to dislike the idea of spying on everyone without proof regardless of the reason.

Either way, it's not a convincing majority in either direction and it appears our nation is still quite divided on this issue.
edit on 11-6-2013 by KyrieEleison because: Italicized for emphasis - not everyone is from Betazed.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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41 percent of americans are jerry springer people.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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I believe there is an important thing to look at and consider here.



Look at the dates. He came out with his name and stood up to be a man about what he'd done on the 9th. This poll almost exclusively covers the period before we knew who and what he was, let alone the context of the leaks. Given that? I'm not positive how I might have answered every question on it. I have NO doubt today.

I'd love to see this run again, now.


* Not a knock to your thread. It's very important to see this as a baseline to what feelings were in the period when this FIRST broke. It may be interesting to see in the weeks and months to come, as well.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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Or a lot of those puppet accounts connected to one person skewed the results of that poll. Or as a poster above stated, the poll takers are VERY IGNORANT of the facts.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:46 PM
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That 'majority' are the ones who post their entire lives on facebook, and then go tweet they took the poll.

The majority of Americans do not even vote keep that in mind anytime someone says, 'The majority supports blah blah blah.'.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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They FIX the Votes for president.
and you think this poll is safe?

they tell you what think and you believe them.
wake up!



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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Polls are easily rigged. They have to make it look like the majority support their surveillance program. Polls can be used influence the masses. No sheep wants to be on the 'loosing' side of a poll.

I am anxious to see what direction the US is going to go now. It seems like the Obama administration is finishing what the Nixon era started. (i know its not just Obama, but a group of very powerful people who pull the strings). The majority seem to still see Obama as infallible figure and fully support everything he says and everything his administration does.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:52 PM
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polls are crap, the important info missing from them, as wrabbit partially pointed out is when, but also where the poll was taken and how many participated.

was it 1000 people from the greater dc area?
10000 people from LA?
100 from kansas?

whenever anyone tries to use this info to sway popular opinion i always get a bit jaded...

what if they took several polls from different places and this was the only one that fit the agenda....


ill say again...polls are crap



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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That people "support" peering into their private lives baffles me. If true, then were all F***ed. But somehow I don't think they are telling us true. Let me put it like this. Who wouldn't mind seeing someone peering in their window at them?



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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I really cant understand PRISM and why they need it.

my understanding is that this system targets the type of telecommunication systems the average person would use things like the internet and mobile phones. They say they need it to catch out the terrorists.

I am sorry,

ever since it became public in 1998 that the CIA were using SIGINT to track down Bin Laden using the signal form his Sat-phone terrorists have wised up to it. Now while yes i don't doubt that they my have found one or two terrorists, might even have stopped a attack using PRISM most terrorists are not going to start discussions in cyberspace or over the phone about their next deadly plot. just seems like such a stupid excuse "We need PRISM because it helps us catch terrorists", when the terrorists already know they can do that (if not now they can) and as such there is no point in this system.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:55 PM
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Poll = Rigged figures to stop intelligent people from speaking their true feelings for fear of looking like the stupid ones.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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Majority of Americans are also sheep. That could explain the poll...

-SAP-



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:58 PM
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I think the problem here is that the definition of terrorist to your thinking and mine is just a hair different from how the Intelligence agencies define it. Here....

At great risk to life and limb, a brave agent smuggled this out of top secret facility deep deep in the Virginia mountains. They say it's a reference guide those evil doers use.




* Actually.. It was produced by someone in the Occupy movement in the Fall of 2011...but the drama seems to fit.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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a majority of Americans are fine with the agency's pervasive reach. Still, a sizable majority is opposed to the vast NSA surveillance net.

This makes no sense. You can't have two majorities.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 01:01 PM
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Majority Of Americans Support NSA Surveillance Programs: Poll


It is my [personal view that polls today are nothing more than fully commissioned avenues to convince the public that it thinks a certain way. Moreover, considering the desire of so many to be accepted by their peers, if they thought that their friends were in favor of this or against that, many would fall into line without giving it a second thought.

The designer poll creates opinion rather than gauging it. It's another form of the tail wagging the dog.

By the way... both political camps play this game so this conclusion has to be applied even when a poll agrees with your view already or the whole concept gets lost and the game goes on unchecked.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 01:01 PM
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well i actually go with what ever legal definition of terrorism the state provides as that is the only one that really matters in a court of law.

I can see what you mean though.

the government are saying they need this to catch terrorists, 17 year old girls texting their mates about prom are not terrorists.



posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 01:02 PM
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It's conditioning at work, just toss out the word "terrorism" and get the expected irrational responses.



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