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Americans Feel Safer With Public Cameras, But Some Say They’re Too Nosy

Public surveillance cameras are a growing reality, and most Americans think they make their lives safer. But a sizable number still fears that those cameras are too intrusive.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults believe surveillance and security cameras actually reduce crime. Just 23% disagree, but nearly as many (21%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 19-20, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 19-20, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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