The long awaited and highly anticipated Senate Intelligence Committee Torture Report was released today. However, much of it is unavailable to the public. The report contains information which has been deemed classified, and we want to know what this information contains.
The Constitution Project commissioned a poll administered Public Policy Polling to find out exactly how Americans feel about the Torture Report. The poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly agree that the torture report should be made public, that it is important to establish whether or not the CIA’s interrogation methods after 9/11 were effective or more harsh than previously reported, and that John Brennan should resign following revelations that the CIA hacked into Senate computers. Today, the polling memo and the full survey results were released. The poll has yielded some powerful numbers calling for the full release of the torture report:
- 69% of Americans believe a declassified version of the Senate Intelligence Committee report should be released to the public.
- 60% of Americans believe that the CIA hacking incident violates our system of checks and balances and merits further investigation.
- 54% of Americans believe that the CIA director should resign since it has been established that the CIA hacked into Senate computers.
- 52% of Americans believe it is important to establish whether it is true that the CIA’s interrogations were “far more harsh” and less effective than has been previously reported.
The results are in and the country has spoken. Please help us spread the word.