This past year, the battle between national security agencies and the public’s right to privacy has caused a heated debate in the news and media.

  • A majority of voters support the right to privacy when it comes to users’ encrypted data on mobile devices. A plurality of Democrats, Independents, and voters under 40 support Apple and Google’s decision to adopt encryption technologies that would disable companies from providing law enforcement with users’ personal data. 
  • Men support the technology companies over law enforcement agencies 60%-40%, while women are more evenly split 52%-48%. 
  • Technology companies are the most trusted industry tested in the poll, with 79% of voters saying they are very or somewhat trustworthy.

 

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