Snowden Should be Prosecuted, Say Majority of Americans in Poll

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
June 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A survey of 1,512 Americans showed 54 percent think Edward Snowden should be prosecuted for leaking confidential National Security Agency (NSA) information. The survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center, shows 38 percent think he should not be prosecuted.

Although a majority want to see his prosecution, a majority of 49 percent also thinks the leak serves the public interest.

Snowden exposed a range of alleged details on the United States’s computer network intelligence gathering activities, including the gathering of personal data from the Internet through a program called Prism.

Snowden remains in Moscow for now as he seeks asylum in Ecuador and other countries. If Snowden is extradited he will face charges of espionage.


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