When GOP presidential candidates meet in Las Vegas tonight for their sixth debate, terrorism, foreign policy and national security are expected to be major topics.
Americans’ concerns about terrorism surged and ratings of the U.S. government’s handling of it plummeted following attacks in Paris and California.
Revelations in September 2013 that the U.S. government had monitored the private communications of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had strained relations between the two countries.
Pew Research Center has been studying various dimensions of the issue. Here are some key findings from our public opinion surveys.
Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that information private and secure.