Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Americans turn against government as poll shows a majority SUPPORT Edward Snowden as a whistle-blower, not a traitor


Americans turn against government as poll shows a majority SUPPORT Edward Snowden
The poll of more than 2,000 registered voters, conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute showed that 55 per cent call Snowden a whistle-blower, while just 34 per cent call him a traitor.

And in a huge shift of attitudes brought on by Snowden's leaks, 45 per cent agreed that the government's anti-terrorism efforts go too far in restricting civil liberties. A similar poll in January 2012 showed that 63 per cent believe those government programs didn't go far enough to protect the country from terrorists. 

The findings 'are the public reaction and apparent shock at the extent to which the government has gone in trying to prevent future terrorist incidents,' said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2359547/Americans-turn-government-poll-shows-majority-SUPPORT-Edward-Snowden-whistle-blower-traitor.html#ixzz2YgBgpnoJ

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