CBS News Poll: Americans Split on Unlocking San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

CBS News:

In a CBS News/New York Times poll, 50 percent of the more than 1,000 people surveyed said Apple should unlock the phone, though nearly as many, 45 percent, think it should not.

The DOJ is touting this poll, but though they still have more people on their side of the argument, the gap has closed since the Pew poll a few weeks ago. I also once again question the specific wording of the question in the poll — this is not about simply “unlocking” the iPhone in question.

Also notable in these results:

More than eight in 10 Americans think it’s at least somewhat likely that if Apple creates a way to unlock the iPhone it will create a precedent for the future, and two-thirds think it’s at least somewhat likely it will make other iPhones more vulnerable to hackers.

Saturday, 19 March 2016