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Drone Data


In his 13-hour filibuster, Senator Rand Paul sought to clarify the administration’s position on the use of drone strikes in the United States. Gallup responded by asking about four different scenarios. Sixty-five percent of respondents supported the use of drones to launch airstrikes to target suspected terrorists abroad. That dropped to 41 percent when the question was about using drones to launch airstrikes against U.S. citizens living abroad who are suspected terrorists. Support declined to 25 percent when the survey asked about drone attacks on suspected foreign terrorists living in the United States, and to 13 percent about U.S. citizens living here who are suspected terrorists. In other polls there is also majority support for using drones against suspected terrorists abroad.

Source: The Gallup Organization, March 2013.