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Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Jan. 4-8, 2006. Adults nationwide.

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"Which comes closer to your view? Is the Patriot Act a necessary tool that helps the government find terrorists or does it go too far and pose a threat to civil liberties?" N=1,503, MoE 3

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Necessary

Goes Too Far

Unsure

% % %
1/4-8/06 39 38 23
12/04 33 39 28

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"Overall, do you think the ability of terrorists to launch another major attack on the U.S. is greater, the same, or less than it was at the time of the September 11th terrorist attacks?" N=748, MoE 4 (Form 1)

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Greater

The Same

Less

Unsure

% % % %
1/4-8/06 17 39 39 5
7/13-17/05 28 40 29 3
7/8-18/04 24 39 34 3
8/02 22 39 34 5

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"Would you favor or oppose the following measures to curb terrorism? [See below.]" N=748, MoE 4 (Form 1)

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

"Requiring that all citizens carry a national identity card at all times to show to a police officer on request"

  1/4-8/06 57 38 5
  8/02 59 38 3
  9/01 70 26 4

 

"Allowing the U.S. government to monitor your personal telephone calls and e-mails"

  1/4-8/06 24 73 3
  8/02 22 76 2
  9/01 26 70 4

 

"Allowing the U.S. government to monitor your credit card purchases"

  1/4-8/06 29 68 3
  8/02 32 63 5
  9/01 40 55 5

 

"Allowing airport personnel to do extra checks on passengers who appear to be of Middle-Eastern descent"

  1/4-8/06 57 38 5
  8/02 59 38 3

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"Do you think it is generally right or generally wrong for the government to monitor telephone and e-mail communications of Americans suspected of having terrorist ties without first obtaining permission from the courts?" N=1,503, MoE 3

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Right

Wrong

Unsure

% % %
1/4-8/06 48 47 5

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Dec. 16-18, 2005. Adults nationwide.

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"How worried are you that you or someone in your family will become a victim of terrorism: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?" N=1,003, MoE 3

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Very
Worried
Somewhat
Worried
Not Too
Worried
Not At All
Worried
Unsure
% % % % %

12/16-18/05

11 30 37 22 -

7/22-24/05

14 33 30 23 -

6/16-19/05

8 30 36 26 -

1/7-9/05

10 28 37 24 1

12/17-19/04

13 28 34 25 -

10/14-16/04

13 34 33 20 -
9/3-5/04 11 32 36 21 -
8/9-11/04 8 26 36 30 -
2/04 10 30 36 24 -
1/04 5 23 42 30 -
12/03 9 28 38 25 -
8/03 11 30 33 26 -
7/03 6 24 38 32 -
4/03 8 26 39 26 1
3/03 8 30 38 24 -
2/17-19/03 8 28 33 31 -
2/7-9/03 13 35 34 18 -
1/03 8 31 36 25 -
9/02 8 30 37 25 -
5/02 9 31 37 22 -
4/02 8 27 39 25 -
3/02 12 33 32 23 -
2/02 8 27 39 25 1
11/01 8 27 34 30 -
 

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"Just your best guess: Do you think it is likely or unlikely that there will be a major terrorist attack in the United States in 2006?" Form A (N=481, MoE 5)

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Likely Unlikely Unsure    
% % %    

12/16-18/05

45 51 4    

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"Just your best guess: Do you think it is likely or unlikely that Osama bin Laden will be captured or killed in 2006?" Form B (N=522, MoE 5)

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Likely Unlikely Already
Dead (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

12/16-18/05

27 68 2 3  

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"As you may know, shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, a law called the Patriot Act was passed. That law deals with the ways the federal government can obtain private information on people living in the U.S. who are suspected of having ties with terrorists. Based on what you have read or heard, do you think the Patriot Act goes too far, is about right, or does not go far enough in restricting people's civil liberties in order to investigate suspected terrorism?" Options rotated. Form A (N=481, MoE 5).

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Goes
Too Far
About
Right
Not Far
Enough
Unsure  
% % % %  

12/16-18/05

34 44 18 4  

6/24-26/05

30 41 21 8  

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"Which comes closer to your view? The government should take all steps necessary to prevent additional acts of terrorism in the U.S., even if it means your basic civil liberties would be violated. OR, The government should take steps to prevent additional acts of terrorism, but not if those steps would violate your basic civil liberties." Options rotated. Form B (N=522, MoE 5).

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Take
ALL Steps
Necessary
Don't Violate
Basic
Liberties
Unsure    
% % %    

12/16-18/05

31 65 4    

11/10-12/03

31 64 5    

8/25-26/03

29 67 4    

4/22-23/03

33 64 3    

9/2-4/02

33 62 5    

6/21-23/02

40 56 4    

1/25-27/02

47 49 4    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Dec. 15-18, 2005. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). Fieldwork by TNS.

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"It's been reported that the CIA is holding people suspected of involvement with the al-Qaeda terrorist group in secret prisons in foreign countries, where U.S. laws do not apply. Would you regard this as an acceptable or unacceptable part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism?"

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Acceptable Unaccept-
able
Unsure    
% % %

12/15-18/05

53 44 3

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"Just your best guess, do you think the U.S. government as a matter of policy is or is not using torture as part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism?"

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Using
Torture
Not Using
Torture
Unsure    
% % %

12/15-18/05

56 39 5

5/20-23/04

51 43 6

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"Would you regard the use of torture against people suspected of involvement in terrorism as an acceptable or unacceptable part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism?"

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Acceptable Unaccept-
able
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %

12/15-18/05

32 64 3 2

 

Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2005. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How worried are you that there will be another terrorist attack on the United States in the next few months: very worried, somewhat worried, not very worried, or not worried at all?"

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Very
Worried

Somewhat
Worried

Not Very
Worried

Not At All
Worried

Unsure
Worried

  % % % % %
11/29 - 12/1/05 15 45 28 13 1

8/3-5/04

21 51 15 12 1

7/20-22/04

17 48 20 13 1

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"Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, do you think that the United States is now better prepared to respond to a terrorist attack, or not?"

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Better
Prepared

Not Better
Prepared

Unsure

   
  % % %    
11/29 - 12/1/05 63 34 3    

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"Do you think that the United States' actions in Iraq have made the U.S. safer from terrorist attacks or more dangerous?"

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Safer

More
Dangerous

Both (vol.)

Unsure

 
  % % % %  
11/29 - 12/1/05 41 51 2 6  

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Nov. 11-13, 2005. Adults nationwide.

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"Just your best guess: Do you think U.S. troops or government officials have or have not tortured prisoners in Iraq or other countries?" Form A (N=491, MoE 5)

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Have Have Not Unsure    
% % %    

11/11-13/05

74 20 6    

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"Would you be willing or not willing to have the U.S. government torture suspected terrorists if they may know details about future terrorist attacks against the U.S.?" Form B (N=515, MoE 5)

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Willing Not Willing Unsure    
% % %    

11/11-13/05

38 56 6    

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Nov. 10-11, 2005. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Do you think the use of torture against suspected terrorists in order to gain important information can often be justified, can sometimes be justified, can rarely be justified, or can never be justified?"

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Often
Justified
Sometimes
Justified
Rarely
Justified
Never
Justified
Unsure
% % % % %
ALL adults 17 27 18 33 5
  Republicans 25 34 14 24 3
  Democrats 11 25 20 40 4
  Independents 17 25 21 31 6

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"Would you support the use of torture by U.S. military or intelligence personnel if it might lead to the prevention of a major terrorist attack, or not?"

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Would
Support
Would Not
Support
Unsure
% % %
11/10-11/05 58 35 7

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"What if the use of torture by the United States makes it more likely that Americans will be tortured by our enemies? Would you support the use of torture under these circumstances, or not?"

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Would
Support
Would Not
Support
Unsure
% % %
11/10-11/05 36 57 7

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"Do you think the recent allegations about the use of torture by the United States have hurt this country's image around the world a lot, somewhat, not too much, or not at all?"

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A Lot Somewhat Not Too
Much
Not At All Unsure
% % % % %
11/10-11/05 39 34 13 10 4

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Nov. 8-9, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Which one of the following do you think is the most likely reason there have been no attacks by al Qaeda on the United States since the September 11 attacks? Homeland security measures prevented them. No attacks were planned. The military action in Iraq prevented them." Options rotated

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Security
Measures
No Attacks
Planned
Military
Action in Iraq
Combination
(vol.)
Other/
Unsure
% % % % %

11/8-9/05

24 19 16 26 16

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Nov. 4-7, 2005. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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"When it comes to dealing with the war on terrorism, do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing?" Half sample (Form A)

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Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %
11/4-7/05 39 55 6
9/9-12/05 43 51 6
1/13-17/05 53 43 4
12/9-13/04 51 42 7
10/16-18/04 RV 50 46 4
9/17-19/04 RV 52 43 5
8/23-25/04 RV 53 42 5
6/04 RV 48 47 5
1/04 63 31 6
12/14/03 66 27 7
12/13/03 56 38 5
11/03 56 39 5
9/03 60 34 6
7/03 66 28 6
1/03 64 28 8
12/02 66 27 7
9/02 67 26 7
7/02 73 22 5
6/02 75 20 5
5/02 75 18 7
4/02 76 19 5

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"When it comes to dealing with the war on terrorism, which party do you think would do a better job: the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, or both about the same? If you think that neither would do a good job, please just say so." Half sample (Form A)

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Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
About the
Same
Neither Unsure
% % % % %
11/4-7/05 26 35 23 11 5
12/04 24 42 22 7 5
1/04 23 46 22 6 3
12/03 20 46 19 9 5
10/02 RV 13 49 27 6 5

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"As you may know, suspected terrorists and foreign fighters are being kept at prison facilities that are located outside the United States but are run by the United States government. Do you think the Bush Administration has taken the right course of action or has it gone too far in its imprisonment and treatment of suspected terrorists and foreign fighters?"

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Taken Right
Course
Gone
Too Far
Depends/
Some of
Both (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
11/4-7/05 55 30 4 11

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Sept. 29-30, 2005. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Four years after 9/11, do you think the federal government is better able to respond to another major terrorist attack, or not?"

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Better
Able
Not Better
Able
Unsure
% % %
9/29-30/05 50 44 6

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"Do you think the creation of the Department of Homeland Security has made Americans safer, or not?"

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Safer Not Safer Unsure
% % %
ALL 45 49 6
  Republicans 68 28 4
  Democrats 29 63 8
  Independents 40 55 5

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Sept. 9-12, 2005. N=500 adults nationwide. RV = registered voters

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"Do you think that the United States is adequately prepared for a nuclear, biological, or chemical attack, or not?"

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Is Is Not Unsure
% % %
9/9-12/05 19 75 6
6/8-10/02 23 66 11

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"Do you think that, as a country, we are more safe, about as safe, or less safe than we were before September 11th?"

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More
Safe
About
As Safe
Less
Safe
Unsure
% % % %
9/9-12/05 31 37 31 1
8/23-25/04RV 41 31 27 1
9/02 38 41 20 1

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Sept. 8-11, 2005. Nationwide.

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"How much confidence do you have in the federal government's ability to respond to future terrorist attacks: a great deal, a moderate amount, not much, or none at all?" Form B (N=472, MoE 5)

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A Great
Deal
A Moderate
Amount
Not Much None
At All
 
% % % %  

9/8-11/05

21 42 25 12  

 

CBS News Poll. Aug. 29-31, 2005. N=871 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"In the four years since the attacks of September 11th 2001, do you think the threat of terrorism against the U.S. has increased, decreased, or has it stayed about the same?"

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Increased Decreased Same Unsure  
% % % %  
8/29-31/05 30 18 49 3  

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Aug. 30-31, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing on the following issues? Terrorism."

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Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

   
  % % %    
8/30-31/05 53 40 6    
6/22-23/04 52 40 8    
1/7-8/04 67 24 9    
11/18-19/03 57 34 9    
9/9-10/03 65 29 6    
5/20-21/03 73 19 8    
12/3-4/02 66 22 12    
9/24-25/02 70 23 7    

 

Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut. Aug. 4-22, 2005. N=800 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

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"As you may know, shortly after September 11, 2001, a law called the USA Patriot Act was passed by the federal government. How familiar are you with the Patriot Act: extremely familiar, very familiar, somewhat familiar, not too familiar, or not at all familiar?"

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Extremely
Familiar
Very
Familiar
Somewhat
Familiar
Not Too
Familiar
Not At All
Familiar
% % % % %
8/4-22/05 3 12 43 21 21

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"To the best of your knowledge, which of the following does the Patriot Act primarily deal with -- is it enhanced surveillance procedures for federal law enforcement agencies, supplying body armor and higher combat pay for soldiers serving in Iraq, the procedures for interrogating suspected terrorists in other countries, or the security of airlines and other forms of public transportation?"

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  %      
Surveillance procedures 42      
Transportation security 16      
Interrogation procedures 13      
Body armor and combat pay  6      
Unsure 23      

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"The Patriot Act makes it easier for the federal government to collect information on suspicious Americans. Based on what you have read or heard, do you support or oppose the Patriot Act?"

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Support Oppose Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
8/4-22/05 64 25 7 3  

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"Do you think the Patriot Act has prevented terrorist attacks in the United States?"

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Yes No Unsure    
% % %    
8/4-22/05 43 44 13    

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"Many of the provisions of the Patriot Act are in fact scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Do you think the government should renew the Patriot Act in its current form, renew it with some modifications, or let it expire?"

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Renew In
Current
Form
Renew With
Modifica-
tions
Let It
Expire
Unsure  
% % % %  
8/4-22/05 20 57 17 5  

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"As you may know, many provisions of the original Patriot Act are up for renewal. Im going to read you a list of proposed measures that are being debated in Congress. For each, please tell me whether you support or oppose it. A proposal being debated [see below]. Do you support or oppose this proposal?"

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Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

"Would allow federal law enforcement agents to use information collected in foreign intelligence investigations for domestic crime investigations"

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  8/4-22/05 81 15 5    

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"Would enable courts to authorize federal law enforcement agents in criminal investigations to monitor the names, dates, and addresses of Internet communications, but not the content of these communications"

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  8/4-22/05 69 26 5    

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"Would enable courts to authorize federal law enforcement agents to tap any telephone a terrorist suspect might use rather than specifying particular phone lines"

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  8/4-22/05 62 35 3    

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"Would enable courts to authorize federal law enforcement agents to require libraries to turn over records in terrorism investigations and prevents the libraries from revealing to the patrons that these records have been turned over to the government"

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  8/4-22/05 53 45 3    

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"Enables federal law enforcement agents in terrorism investigations to require banks to turn over records to the government without a judge's prior approval"

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  8/4-22/05 43 55 2    

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"Would enable courts to authorize federal law enforcement agents to conduct secret searches of Americans' homes without informing the occupants for an unspecified period of time, if they argue that immediate notification might have adverse results on the criminal investigation"

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  8/4-22/05 23 74 3    

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Aug. 5-7, 2005. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Suppose there was a terrorist attack in your community. Do you think your local police, fire, and emergency services are very prepared, somewhat prepared, not too prepared, or not at all prepared to respond to such an attack?"

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Very
Prepared
Somewhat
Prepared
Not Too
Prepared
Not At All
Prepared
Unsure
% % % % %
8/5-7/05 12 50 21 14 3

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"Turning now to Osama bin Laden, leader of the al Qaeda terrorist network -- How likely is it that the U.S. will be able to capture or kill Osama bin Laden: very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely?"

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Very Likely Somewhat
Likely
Not Too
Likely
Not At All
Likely
Unsure
% % % % %
8/5-7/05 17 38 28 14 2
12/14-16/01 43 33 16 6 2

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"How important do you think it is to the U.S. that Osama bin Laden be captured or killed: extremely important, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?"

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Extremely
Important
Very
Important
Somewhat
Important
Not Too
Important
Not At All
Important
% % % % %
8/5-7/05 37 26 24 7 5

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"If Osama bin Laden is captured or killed, do you think the threat to the U.S. from the al Qaeda terrorist network will be eliminated, or the al Qaeda terrorist network will still remain a threat to the U.S.?" Options rotated

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Will Be
Eliminated
Will Still
Remain
Already
Dead (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
8/5-7/05 5 92 1 2  

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Aug. 2-4, 2005. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"In your opinion, how likely is it that Islamic extremists will carry out major terrorist attacks against U.S. cities, buildings, or national landmarks in the near future? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely?"

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Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Not Too
Likely
Not At All
Likely
Unsure
% % % % %
8/2-4/05 45 37 10 3 5

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"All in all, how worried are you that someone in your family might become a victim of a terrorist attack? Are you very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?"

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Very
Worried
Somewhat
Worried
Not Too
Worried
Not At All
Worried
Unsure
% % % % %
8/2-4/05 14 26 32 27 1

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. July 26-27, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Police have begun random searches of bags and packages carried by people entering subways, trains, and buses in major U.S. cities, a new security measure announced after another round of bomb attacks in London. Do you think these safety precautions are better described as a necessary action given the times or a violation of civil liberties?" Options rotated

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Necessary Violation Combination
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
7/26-27/05 76 9 9 6  

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"Do you think the random bag and package searches on certain public transportation systems around the country are mostly for show or are they effective ways to prevent future terrorist attacks?"

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For Show Effective Unsure    
% % %    
7/26-27/05 26 60 14    

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"Would you personally mind having your bags or packages searched before entering public transportation?"

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Yes No Unsure    
% % %    
7/26-27/05 13 85 1    

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"Which do you think is more important: protecting your civil liberties and privacy from being invaded, or protecting your safety and surroundings from terrorism?"

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Privacy Safety Both (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  
7/26-27/05 13 65 20 2  

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"If police or security officials believe it is necessary to shoot a suspect in order to prevent detonation of a bomb or some other type of attack, do you approve of them using a 'shoot-to-kill' policy?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
7/26-27/05 63 24 13    

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"In general, do you approve or disapprove of using racial or ethnic profiling in the fight against terrorism?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
7/26-27/05 42 49 9    

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"In general, do you approve or disapprove of using racial or ethnic profiling in the fight against terrorism?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
7/26-27/05 42 49 9    

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. July 22-24, 2005. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the federal government is doing too much, doing the right amount, or not doing enough to prevent acts of terrorism on mass transit systems, such as subways, buses, and trains?" Options rotated

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Too Much Right
Amount
Not
Enough
Unsure  
% % % %  

7/22-24/05

2 39 53 6  

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"Do you think the federal government is doing too much, doing the right amount, or not doing enough to prevent acts of terrorism on airplanes?" Options rotated

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Too Much Right
Amount
Not
Enough
Unsure  
% % % %  

7/22-24/05

5 57 35 3  

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"How often do you, personally, ride on a mass transit system, such as a subway, bus, or train: frequently, occasionally, rarely, or never?"

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Frequently Occasion-
ally
Rarely Never  
% % % %  

7/22-24/05

7 9 29 55  

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. July 12-13, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How safe do you think public transportation systems are in the United States: very safe, somewhat safe, not very safe, or not at all safe?"

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Very Safe Somewhat
Safe
Not Very
Safe
Not at
All Safe
Unsure
% % % % %
7/12-13/05 16 48 19 11 5

 

Associated Press/Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs. July 11-13, 2005. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"How concerned are you about the chance that you or your family might be the victim of a terrorist attack: a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all?"

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A Great
Deal
Somewhat Not Too
Much
Not
At All
% % % %
7/11-13/05 9 29 36 26

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"Do you think that a terrorist attack on buses, trains or subways in the United States can be prevented or do you think such an attack is inevitable?"

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Can Be
Prevented
Inevitable Neither/
Both (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
7/11-13/05 36 57 6 1

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. July 7-10, 2005. N=964 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

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"Do you think that the terrorist attacks over the past few years are a part of a major conflict between the people of America and Europe versus the people of Islam, or is it only a conflict with a small, radical group?"

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Major
Conflict
Small
Group
Unsure    
% % %    
7/7-10/05 28 62 10    

 

CNN/Gallup Poll. July 7, 2005. N=624 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

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"As you may know, terrorists exploded several bombs on subways and buses in London today. First -- Which comes closest to your view of today's terrorist attacks in London? They are a major setback that indicates that the terrorists are winning the war on terrorism. They are a major setback, but do not indicate that the terrorists are winning the war on terrorism. OR, They are a minor setback that does not have any long-term significance in the war on terrorism."

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Indicates
Terrorists
Winning
Doesn't
Indicate
Terrorists
Winning
No
Long-Term
Significance
Unsure
% % % %
7/7/05 16 48 30 6

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"How worried are you that a terrorist attack similar to the one that occurred in London will happen in the U.S. in the next several weeks: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?"

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Very
Worried
Somewhat
Worried
Not Too
Worried
Not Worried
At All
% % % %
7/7/05 11 51 25 13

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"Now, thinking about yourself and your immediate family -- How safe do you think you and your immediate family are from attacks similar to the ones that occurred in London today: very safe, somewhat safe, not very safe, or not safe at all?"

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Very Safe Somewhat
Safe
Not Very
Safe
Not Safe
At All
Unsure
% % % % %
7/7/05 30 53 10 5 2

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"Do you think today's attacks do or do not represent the beginning of a sustained terrorist campaign against the United States and its allies that will continue for the next several weeks?"

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Do Do Not Unsure
% % %
7/7/05 41 50 9

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"Just your best guess: Do you think the terrorists attacked London today mostly because Great Britain supports the United States in the war in Iraq, or mostly for other reasons?"

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Support For
Iraq War
Other
Reasons
Unsure
% % %
7/7/05 56 37 7

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"Finally, thinking about the public transportation system in the U.S. -- Would you favor or oppose requiring every American to go through a metal detector when using public transportation, including trains, buses, or subways?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %
7/7/05 69 29 2

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 24-26, 2005. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"As you may know, shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, a law called the Patriot Act was passed. That law deals with the ways the federal government can obtain private information on people living in the U.S. who are suspected of having ties with terrorists. How familiar are you with the Patriot Act: very familiar, somewhat familiar, not too familiar, or not at all familiar?"

.

Very
Familiar
Somewhat
Familiar
Not Too
Familiar
Not At All
Familiar
 
% % % %  

6/24-26/05

12 52 25 11  

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 16-19, 2005. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How satisfied are you with the way things are going for the U.S. in the war on terrorism: very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied, or not at all satisfied?"

.

Very
Satisfied
Somewhat
Satisfied
Not Too
Satisfied
Not At All
Satisfied
Unsure
% % % % %

6/16-19/05

10 42 23 24 1

2/4-6/05

19 45 21 14 1
10/9-10/04 16 37 21 26 -
9/3-5/04 16 43 22 18 1
8/9-11/04 14 42 24 19 1
7/19-21/04 15 40 21 23 1
9/8-10/03 14 52 21 12 1
1/31 - 2/2/03 18 45 21 15 1
9/2-4/02 14 61 18 6 1

.

"As you may know, since 2001, the United States has held people from other countries who are suspected of being terrorists at a detention facility in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Based on what you have heard or read, do you think the U.S. should continue to operate this facility or do you think the U.S. should close this facility and transfer the prisoners to other facilities?" Options rotated

.

Continue
To Operate
Close
Facility
Unsure    
% % %    

6/16-19/05

58 36 6    

.

"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. is treating the prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba?"

.

Approve Dis-
approve
Unsure    
% % %    

6/16-19/05

52 37 11    

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. June 14-15, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Based on what you know, do you think the prison conditions at Guantanamo Bay military base meet accepted standards for treating prisoners or fail to meet those standards?"

.

Meet Fail to Meet Unsure
  % % %    
6/14-15/05 43 33 24

.

"Do you think the military prison at Guantanamo Bay should be closed or not?"

.

Closed Not Closed Unsure
  % % %    
6/14-15/05 22 59 19

.

"Based on what you know, do you support or oppose extending the Patriot Act, which is scheduled to expire at the end of the year?"

.

Support Oppose Unsure
  % % %    
6/14-15/05 56 31 12

Earlier polling on terrorism


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