New study surveys the line between civil liberties and security

September 9, 2011

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The Associated Press-NORC study seeks to understand public opinion on civil liberties and security, 10 years after 9/11.

Since 9/11, the effort to increase collective security while preserving civil liberties proved to be controversial. The country increased airport security and the volume of surveillance cameras in public places. And then were less benign changes--the secret monitoring of communication and individuals held without charge, for example.

Ten years after the attacks, a new report from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research explored how Americans prioritize security and liberty. One of the authors, Dan Gaylin, joined Eight Forty-Eight from Washington to discuss the findings.