Government Internet Surveillance

American Civil Liberties Union

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Giving Up Civil Liberties To Be Safe From Terrorism?

December 2004:

  • 60% of American's voiced they shouldn't have to give their privacy up for safety

Spring 2014:
  • 74% of Americans believe they shouldn't give up their privacy for their safety
  • 22% of Americans said they should give up privacy for sake of their safety

Controlling Personal Information

(the survey that was conducted for this information was taken between August 2014 through September 2014)

Majority of American's Disapprove of the Government's Actions of Collecting Personal Information For Safety

  • 54% disapprove of the government's actions
  • 42% approve
  • Democrat's divided on the issue
  • Republican's and Independent's more likely to disapprove than approve

Visit The ACLU Website To Learn More About Internet Privacy and Surveillance.