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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Survey of Public Opinion About Government Secrecy

The Scripps Howard News Service and Ohio University
has conducted a survey of public opinion about government
secrecy to mark Sunshine Week, a non-partisan open
government initiative led by the American Society of
Newspaper Editors.

According to the survey, since 2006, the percentage of
adults who believe the federal government to be somewhat
or very secretive has been on the rise -- from 62 percent
in 2006 to 74 percent in 2008. In this year's survey, the
percentage drops slightly to 73.

The web site provides select survey findings.
Graphics for the survey and other FOI issues are
available from McClatchy-Tribune for use during
Sunshine Week.

Hat tip to Robert Ambrogi's post via Legal Blog Watch.