Post-September 11, Americans favor expanding government surveillance powers

(Poll of 1,012 adults surveyed by telephone between Sept. 19 and 24)

NOT SURE/ DECLINE FAVOR OPPOSE TO ANSWER

Use of facial-recognition technology to scan for suspected terrorists at various locations and public events 86% 11% 2%

Closer monitoring of banking and credit-card transactions to trace funding sources 81% 17% 2%

Adoption of a national ID system for all U.S. citizens 68% 28% 4%

Expanded camera surveillance on streets and in public places 63% 35% 2%

Law-enforcement monitoring of Internet discussions in chat rooms and other forums 63% 32% 5%

Expanded government monitoring of cell phones and e-mail, to intercept communications 54% 41% 4%

Data: Harris Interactive

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