> Americans back encryption controls on
> 72 percent say new laws could help prevent repeat
> of attacks
Here's another poll with an opposite result:
Last week's terrorist attacks have prompted a few Americans to say
they are more willing to trade some personal privacy for security,
according to a new study.
However, while some respondents told the Pew Research Center they
generally supported the concept of sacrificing some civil liberties
in order to try to curb terrorism, when asked specifically about
increased government monitoring of personal telephone calls or e-mails,
The study found 70 percent of Americans oppose giving away the right
to private communications via phone or e-mail. Twenty-six percent
said they were in favor of the idea, with 4 percent in the "don't
The Pew Research center surveyed U.S. 1,200 adults from Sept. 13-17
for this study.
It probably depends on how the question is worded. Pew asked about giving
away privacy, the poll reported as MSNBC just referred to "encryption".
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