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FUTURE BRIEF POLL RESULTS:

The following questions were submitted by Future Brief readers. The poll, taken by a statistically-valid sample of more than 2000 adult Americans, was conducted by Zogby International, an opinion research firm, on December 15-16, 2005.

NOTE: This is a two-page report. The link to the second page is at the end.

QUESTION: What effect do you feel that emerging technologies are having upon your personal safety/security?

RESULTS:

-Greatly increasing security 6%

-Somewhat increasing security 41%

-No effect—we have exactly the same level of security that we did ten years ago. 15%

-Somewhat decreasing personal security 24%

-Greatly decreasing security 10%

-Not sure/other 4%

(Margin of error is +/- 2.2%)

Overall, 47% of respondants felt that emerging technologies are increasing their sense of safety, while 34% of respondants felt that emerging technologies are reducing their safety. 19% of respondants felt that emerging technologies are having no effect on their level of safety or else had no opinion.

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