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New Harris Poll Gauges Public Response to Surveillance

The results of a new Harris Interactive poll, conducted between February 12 and 16, focus on public response to increased government surveillance of citizens since 9/11. Results from this poll are consistent with one conducted a year ago, although overall support for the use of various technologies by the FBI and other government agencies did decline somewhat in most categories.
Types of surveillance rated by respondents included: facial recognition, a national ID system, airline passenger screening, the use of cameras in public places, monitoring Internet traffic, e-mail and cell phone use, as well as bank transactions.

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