A new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that blacks have less of an issue than others with the government encroaching upon citizens’ privacy:
“Fully 45 percent of all Americans say the government should be able to go further than it is, saying that it should be able to monitor everyone’s online activity if doing so would prevent terrorist attacks. A slender majority, 52 percent, say no such broad-based monitoring should occur,” according to the story by Jon Cohen, general manager and director of polling for Capital Insight, the independent polling group of Washington Post Media.
Among African Americans, however, 55 percent said those extra measures were acceptable, while 44 percent said they were not. The overall survey of 1,004 respondents nationwide included interviews with 128 non-Hispanic African-Americans.
Read more at the Maynard Institute.
Why do you think the black people polled tended to be more OK with government surveillance? Would numbers have been different if the government was currently being headed by a white person or a Republican? Thoughts on these findings? Sound off below!!!!