Apple-FBI Dispute Finds Public Siding With Feds, Study Shows

51 percent say Apple should unlock the iPhone to assist the ongoing FBI investigation, according to Pew Research

There is more support for the Justice Department than Apple in the on-going dispute over unlocking the iPhone of a suspect in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, according to the Pew Research Center.

The study shows that 51 percent say Apple should unlock the iPhone to assist the continuing FBI investigation, while only 38 percent of Americans side with the tech giant. The remaining 11 percent chose not to answer the question either way.

Meanwhile, 75 percent of the people surveyed have heard about the situation. The survey was conducted between Feb. 18-21 among 1,002 adults and reveals that almost identical percentages of Republicans (56 percent) and Democrats (55 percent) say that Apple should unlock the suspect’s iPhone to aid the FBI’s ongoing investigation.

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