Poll: Majority of Americans oppose NSA spying tactics

President Barack Obama discusses changes to NSA programs on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

January 21, 2014 2:22:14 PM PST
A majority of Americans don't believe the President's proposals to reform the National Security Agency will change anything.

A new Pew Research Center and USA Today poll found 53 percent of the adults surveyed disapprove of the NSA's phone spying tactics. Just 40 percent approve.

And for those who had heard about the president's proposed reforms for data collection, an overwhelming 73 percent say the changes won't increase privacy protections.