Accession Number : ADA294247

Title :   Public Attitudes Towards Security and Counter-Espionage Matters in the Post Cold-War Period.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Tom W.

PDF Url : ADA294247

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A national survey was conducted in 1994 on a representative sample of U.S. adult households to assess the climate of public opinion on a number of security-related issues. The findings suggest that, despite concern that the government classifies too many documents, U.S. citizens favor maintaining a high level of secrecy surrounding technology with military uses. U.S. citizens also favor the government's right to ask detailed, personal questions before giving an individual a security clearance. In addition, in matters of national security, people are willing to give up some of their right to personal privacy and favor reporting coworkers who violate security rules.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *CLASSIFIED MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), SECURITY, SURVEYS, CIVILIAN POPULATION, PUBLIC OPINION, COUNTERINTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Defense Systems
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE