Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 27, 2005
Scooop.net (http://www.scooop.net), a next-generation media site based on democratic voting principles and active participation of its members, released the results of its weekly “Hot Topics” survey held last week which asked whether the U.S. government has “gone too far” regarding the domestic war on terror. When asked whether the U.S. should authorize the National Security Agency or Central Intelligence Agency to provide surveillance of U.S. citizens concerning the war on terror, almost 50% of women said yes. Men who were surveyed were not so willing to allow the government the right to monitor U.S. citizens. Of those men surveyed, 56.2% answered no when asked the same question.
Scooop.net conducted its “Hot Topic” study to gauge the level of support that Americans possess regarding tough anti-terror measures, many of which are contained in the Patriot Act.
When asked about what types of communication one would allow to be monitored by the NSA in the event that they were conducting surveillance of a suspected terrorist who is a U.S. citizen, 82.9% stated that monitoring should occur on email, telephone calls, and hand-held wireless devices.
The majority of Americans do consider that President Bush was justified after 9/11 in authorizing the surveillance of U.S. citizens , who were suspected of terrorist ties, without secret court approval but only by a small margin. The gender gap was somewhat apparent concerning this issue as 52.3% of women side with Bush and only 49.5% of men favor Bush’s actions.
Scooop.net was launched to give the public at large a voice in what news they feel is important, and to provide a platform for Americans to clearly voice their opinions about the important issues of the day. Each week, a new topic will be selected from the news headlines, identified and voted on by Scooop.net members.
Next week’s hot topic will focus on the issue of weight loss and the obesity epidemic in America. The “weight loss” season officially starts in January when many people have made New Year’s resolutions about losing weight. The vast majority of people who attempt to lose weight fail. The “Hot Topic” survey will address what people think are the root causes for their lack of success. Is it in the genes or is it mental?
Scooop.net was created and launched by In Touch Media Group, an online marketing and PR firm specializing in generating website visitors, and customers for its business clients using a combination of effective systems, including search engine advertising, publicity, and other marketing services. The company employs online market research to dramatically increase the effectiveness of search engine advertising, targeted publicity, and strategically placed website advertising.
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