Public support for the NSA greater among those under 30

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An interesting poll result from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:

About half (51%) view the NSA favorably, compared with 37% who have an unfavorable view. Young people are more likely than older Americans to view the intelligence agency positively. About six-in-ten (61%) of those under 30 view the NSA favorably, compared with 40% of those 65 and older.

Republicans have significantly more negative views about the NSA than Democrats. Democrats viewed the NSA favorably by a wide margin of 58 to 31, while Republicans viewed the NSA favorably by a closer margin of 47 to 42. This finding is consistent with the partisan trend I noted in my 2013 post, Liberals and Conservatives Switch Positions on NSA Surveillance.

Thanks to Kashmir Hill for the link.