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Secrecy Lowering Americans’ Confidence in Federal Government

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Americans are increasingly suspicious of a federal government they see as cloaked in secrecy, but they are feeling better about their state and local governments because of increasing transparency at those levels, a new poll conducted as a part of Sunshine Week shows. The poll results suggest that news reports of electronic surveillance helped harden public concerns – by a 2-1 margin they said the federal law enforcement agencies should have to go to court to get warrants before tapping phones. (3/7/07)