Poll: Online surveillance is OK for most

A majority of Americans say they support warrantless government surveillance of the Internet communications of U.S. citizens, according to a new poll by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

It’s at least somewhat important for the government to sacrifice freedoms to ensure safety, most say in the survey.

Here are some things to know about public opinion on civil liberties from the AP-NORC poll: