Majority of Americans Not Convinced Obama's NSA Changes Mean Anything

Posted: Jan 21, 2014 3:00 PM

Late last week President Obama gave a speech detailing new changes to the NSA spying program after revelations the United States Government is spying on American citizens and collecting phone data regardless of whether an individual has ties to terrorism. But according to a new Rasmussen Report, the majority of Americans don't think things will be changing at the NSA:

Despite President Obama’s announcement of tighter controls on the National Security Agency’s domestic spying efforts, two-out-of-three U.S. voters think spying on the phone calls of ordinary Americans will stay the same or increase.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters trust the president, the executive branch, Congress and federal judges to make sure the NSA program is abiding by the Constitution.

Just 24% think it’s less likely that the federal government will monitor the private phone calls of ordinary Americans as a result of the president’s new policy. Sixty-eight percent (68%) expect more of the same at a minimum, with 20% who think the government is more likely to monitor private phone calls now and 48% who say the level of monitoring will be about the same.

A new Pew Research Study paints the same picture, with 73 percent saying Obama's NSA changes will make no difference in protecting people's privacy:

Over to you, Jon Stewart.

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