Emily Ekins breaks down America’s true feelings on NSA scandal, Obamacare, and more

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Emily Ekins, Director of Poland at Reason.com, had some pretty interesting poll results on the NSA scandal. While it was reported earlier this week that many Americans were OK with the NSA invading their privacy, listening to their phone calls, and increasingly giving rise to “Big Brother” – it turns out that Americans really only want suspected terrorists to be snooped on.

Pew Research came out with a poll thats said 56% of Americans were OK with the NSA getting secret court orders to track the calls of millions of Americans to investigate terrorism:

But CBS did another poll, which found that the majority of Americans only approve of the government collecting the phone records of Americans suspected of terrorist activity, not ordinary citizens:

Ekins also detailed some Reason polling on the budget and helathcare.

Reason’s polls found that 54% favor decreasing the level of spending in the federal budget:

And Reason found that 45% of Americans disliked Obamacare when it passed and still dislike the legislation:

You can read more Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Survey results HERE.

  • Danco30

    Wow… a small percentage disliked the law when it pased, but now they like it??  Do they understand the question?

    • Anonymous

      I’m certain that this particular demographic of only 4% were those who actually went from uninsured to insured due to the passing of Obamacare.  Great impact, 4% feel that he actually gave them something. 

  • Anonymous

    I think the trouble is, that the average american does not understand
    what their term “terrorist” means.  It means you and me, and everyone
    else; the average citizen.  If the poll question had been worded correctly, asking the people if they approve of EVERY ONE OF US being investigated for possible terrorist activity, because they are looking for ANYTHING that could used against ANY ONE us, the results would be quite different.

  • Anonymous

    To 0BowMao, a “terrorist” is anyone whom disagrees with him on principle. Which also makes them “RAAA-CISTS,” of course. So, people should think again with this regime in control ..

  • Jose Seda

     Pass the word: Because the NSA has reportedly all phone and email records,
    subpoena them for all of the key people for the dates surrounding the
    Benghazi tragedy! Now who will be screaming privacy rights?

  • Anonymous


  • Dexter Hexter

    Schadenreude Obozo Dummies!

  • BlackBeaver

    It’s “polling” not “Poland”!

  • amiciLatinae

    Peuw polls are political tools, and not without bias that leans left. Interesting numbers, but there are many more who are afraid of O-care and many who know the IRS will find ways to deny O-care and Medicare to anyone who is not a Democrat with a proven Democrat voting record. Anyone who cannot see that is blind in one eye, has one hand tied behind their back, and only has half the sense God gave a gnat.

  • Anonymous

    Director of Poland?

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