How many times have you heard it? Americans are more than happy to submit to constant surveillance in the name of fighting terrorism. They're apathetic about civil liberties issues, which are a preoccupation of the far left/right fringe.
Not true, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac.
In a massive shift in attitudes, voters say 45 - 40 percent the government's anti-terrorism efforts go too far restricting civil liberties, a reversal from a January 10, 2010, survey by the independent Quinnipiac University when voters said 63 - 25 percent that such activities didn't go far enough to adequately protect the country.
Out of all demographic groups, the numbers are most striking among younger voters.
By 58 - 33 percent, voters under the age of 30 believe War on Terror measures have gone too far in restricting civil liberties. And the numbers are similar for 30-45 year olds, 52 - 33 percent. The only age group that thinks War on Terror measures have not gone too far are those 65 and older.
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