- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Seventy percent of respondents in a Rasmussen Reports poll said more cameras posted in public places are necessary to help secure Americans’ safety.

At the same time, Rasmussen found that 23 percent of those surveyed said they’ve felt their privacy was violated with existing surveillance. Another 24 percent said the legal system in America spends too much time needlessly worrying about public safety, and 28 percent about protecting individual civil rights.

Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, has been at the forefront of arguing for more public cameras “to stay ahead of terrorists,” The Blaze reported.

“I do favor more cameras,” he said. “They’re a great law enforcement method and device. And again, it keeps us ahead of the terrorists, who are constantly trying to kill us.”

Only 18 percent of poll respondents outright opposed cameras in public, Rasmussen said. Eleven percent were undecided.

The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted April 22-23 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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