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Support slim in Mass. for scrutiny of data

Poll shows 40% opposed to US surveillance

Forty percent of Massachusetts residents oppose the government obtaining telephone records and electronic information of Americans, according to a new Boston Globe poll, while a quarter of Bay Staters support those efforts.

The survey, conducted a week after disclosure of secret government surveillance programs by contractor Edward Snowden also found that more than a third have not heard enough to form an opinion or are neutral on the issue.

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