As the standoff between the Department of Justice and Apple Inc.
continues over an iPhone used by one of the suspects in the San
Bernardino terrorist attacks, 51% say Apple should unlock the
iPhone to assist the ongoing FBI investigation. Fewer Americans
(38%) say Apple should not unlock the phone to ensure the security
of its other users’ information; 11% do not offer an opinion on
News about a federal court ordering Apple to unlock the suspect’s
iPhone has registered widely with the public: 75% say they have
heard either a lot (39%) or a little (36%) about the situation.
This is exactly why Apple’s stance on this issue is so commendable. They’re doing what they believe to be right, even though it is unpopular.