63% Accept Video Surveillance As Protection Against Terrorism

April 24, 2013, 2:00 PM GMT+0

(Week of 4/20/2013) Video surveillance cameras played a large role in identifying the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, and most Americans in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll find those surveillance cameras comforting when it comes to preventing terrorism. Nearly two in three support the use of cameras as a way of potentially reducing terrorism, and just 19% worry that they may be a threat to privacy.

The use of security cameras is especially supported by those 65 and older (80% of senior citizens are in favor), and liberals, conservatives, and independents alike agree on the value of cameras.

Economist/YouGov poll archives can be found here

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