Why you hear conflicting stories about whether people support Apple or the FBI

February 24, 2016 5:16 PM

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Why you hear conflicting stories about whether people support Apple or the FBI

The FBI and Apple are in a heated public relations battle over a court order that compels the company to create a tool to help the government unlock a smartphone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. But it's hard to tell which side is winning Americans' hearts and minds in the court of public opinion.

One recent Pew Research Poll found that just over 50 percent of Americans sided with the FBI, and only 38 percent supported Apple's position. Now another poll released Wednesday by Reuters and market research firm Ipsos found stronger support for Apple, with 46 percent on their side, versus 35 perce...

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