Poll: Americans Oppose Drone Strikes Against U.S. Citizens

Watch out for a buzzing sound overhead, folks


A majority of Americans oppose the use of drone strikes on U.S. soil and against American citizens wherever they may be, according to a poll on Monday, but are perfectly fine with the program's primary use — killing suspected terrorists abroad.

Sixty-five percent of Americans say the United States should use drones to launch airstrikes against suspected terrorists living abroad, according to a Gallup poll. Only 28 percent oppose the idea.

But when the suspected terrorist is a U.S. citizen living abroad, opposition jumps to 52 percent, with 41 percent support. Two-thirds oppose the use of drones to launch airstrikes on American soil. And 71 percent oppose targeting an American in the U.S.