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No, Torture Is Not OK

Does the American public condone torture when the goal is to prevent terrorist attacks? News headlines reporting the results of a Pew Research Center poll released on Dec. 9 indicate more than half of Americans do. But that finding isn’t necessarily valid, says Richard Eichenberg, an associate professor of political science at Tufts, who argues that the poll is flawed because it is based on a faulty premise.