Survey: 96 percent of Americans support CCTV in public places

ATLANTA, October 22 - A result of a new Harris Poll, which was commissioned by video analytics firm BRS Labs, reveals that 96 percent of Americans support the use of video surveillance in public places by the federal government and law enforcement agencies to prevent terrorism.

The online survey, which was conducted over the summer with 2,416 adults, also found that in extreme cases, such as a terror attack, four out of five adults believe the government should be able to use any available means to protect the public.

Nearly 54 percent of respondents also supported using stimulus funds for installing video surveillance equipment aimed at reducing crime.