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Rasmussen Reports released the results of a recent national phone and online survey. It reveals that Americans are concerned about their own government spying on them.

Seventy percent of likely U.S. voters are concerned about the government spying on American citizens. More than half of them (39 percent) are very concerned.

Just 20 percent are not very concerned and nine percent are not at all concerned about government spying.

Forty percent of likely U.S. voters believe government spying on citizens will increase under Joe Biden’s administration. Eighteen percent believe it will decrease.

As for the numbers by party — 48 percent of Republicans are very concerned. Thirty-seven percent of Democrats feel the same. Sixty-one percent of Republicans think surveillance will increase under Biden’s presidency.

The survey shows Democrats are more likely than Republicans to trust the government’s judgment on domestic surveillance. Black voters also trust the government more than white voters or voters of another race.

Author: Jacob Hall