Justification for information collection

Oct 9, 2013

Q. The US government says the collection of phone and internet records is necessary in order to protect national security and fight terrorism.

Do you agree or disagree that governments are justified in collecting information on all people regardless of whether there is any suspicion of wrongdoing?

 

 

Agree

42%

Disagree

45%

Strongly agree

10%

Agree

32%

Disagree

23%

Strongly disagree

22%

Don’t know

13%

42% of people agree that governments are justified in collecting information on all people regardless of whether these is any suspicion of wrongdoing. 45% disagree.

Liberal/National voters (57%) were more likely to agree. Labor (56%) and Green (58%) voters were more likely to disagree.

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