69% Concerned About Federal Government Spying On Individual Americans

Sixty-nine percent (69%) are concerned that the federal government is spying on individual Americans. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 31% are not concerned.

On a more personal basis, 46% are concerned that the federal government is spying on them specifically. Fifty-four percent (54%) are not concerned. Those figures include 19% who are Very Concerned and 18% who are Not At All Concerned.

Just 24% believe that tech companies like Google should they automatically provide private user information information to a government agency upon request. Seventy-six percent (76%) believe they require a court order before turning over any information.

Only 21% of voters  think it is possible for Americans to have any sense of genuine privacy in the digital era. That figure includes 32% of voters under 35 and 11% of senior citizens (see crosstab results). However, 78% want tech companies to make it easier for people to limit the amount of information they share.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted May 10-11, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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