34 / 29
      40 / 26
      42 / 28

      Poll: Security and civil liberties

      Poll: Security and civil liberties

      As President Barack Obama sees it, the government surveillance programs that have been disclosed in recent days strike "the right balance" between security and civil liberties as the U.S. fights terrorism.

      Speaking in California, Obama said there can't be "100 percent security" and also "100 percent privacy" -- and he says, "We're going to have to make some choices as a society."

      His comments follow the revelations that the government has been involved in collecting information about phone use in the United States, and Internet use abroad.

      Obama says safeguards are in place. He says nobody is listening to the content of phone calls. And he says the internet targeting is aimed at foreign nationals, not American citizens.

      Obama says he increased some of the "safeguards" on the programs after taking office. And he believes they help his administration stop terrorist attacks.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Do you agree with President Obama that government surveillance programs recently disclosed strike "the right balance" between security and civil liberties? Yes or no? Why or why not?