Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Thursday, 05.24.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jul 30,2007
Poll: Americans OK with surveillance cams
by UPI

NEW YORK -- Americans decisively favor increased use of surveillance cameras in public places, an ABC News poll found.

Seventy-one percent of those surveyed said they support increasing use of cameras to fight crime, while 25 percent said they oppose it, ABC reported Sunday.

An extensive surveillance network in London, known as the "Ring of Steel," has been credited with helping in the capture of suspects -- including those charged in attempted car bombings in June.

New York has plans to install 100 new cameras in Manhattan this year, and 3,000 by 2010. Chicago and Baltimore also plan to expand their surveillance systems.

Civil liberties critics -- including the American Civil Liberties Union -- say such public surveillance invades privacy, and could be used to keep track of innocent people.

Seniors are more likely than those under 20 to support expanded use of surveillance cameras, and Republicans are more likely than Democrats to favor it. Women, better educated people and whites are more likely to support it than men, the less educated and African-Americans, ABC said.

The poll, conducted July 18-21, surveyed 1,125 adults and has a margin of error of three percent.

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1089 times read

Related news
Uproar over U.K. traffic spy cameras by UPI posted on Jul 18,2007

Poll: Democratic healthcare plans favored by UPI posted on Oct 25,2007

Poll sees women facing tougher campaign by UPI posted on Mar 19,2008

Poll: Clinton maintains comfortable lead by UPI posted on Nov 06,2007

You can be your own Big Brother by Pam Adams posted on Jan 26,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 9 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?