WASHINGTON POST-ABC NEWS POLL
CIA Interrogations: The ends justify the means
The CIA mostly gets a pass on how it conducted the controversial program of interrogating terror suspects during the presidency of George W. Bush. Majorities say that the treatment of suspects was justified and that it produced unique and important information. But nearly half believe the agency's interrogation tactics amounted to “torture,” and a majority says the CIA intentionally lied about what it did.
SOURCE: This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 11-14, 2014, among a random sample of 1,000 adults. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on landlines and cell phones. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. Full results and exact question wording and order is available at www.washingtonpost.com/polls.
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