In a survey taken in Evanston Sunday 10 people walking along Central St. west of Green Bay were asked the same exact question:
IF EDWARD SNOWDEN CAME TO EVANSTON WOULD YOU ALLOW HIM REFUGE HERE OR WOULD YOU WANT HIM PROSECUTED?
Here are the answers:
1) Male 55: I don't have enough information to answer that. 2) Male 65: Prosecuted 3) Fem. 70: Refuge 4) Fem. 21 and Male 23: Don't know who he is. 5) Fem. 48: Really torn...have him over for dinner and hear his side of the story. 6) Male 40: Offer him refuge 7) Fem. 60: Refuge temporarily 8) Male 33: Prosecuted if he broke the law 9) Fem. 36: I'm glad he exposed what's happening in America--I'm not cool with exposing our China surveillance. 10) Male 65: Ignore him
Then I went over to Northwestern Univ. and asked students around the University Library area exactly the same question. What was surprising here was how many students did not know who Snowden was.
1) Male 28 (Just graduated) I don't know who he is. Sorry. 2) Fem. 20: I don't know who Edward Snowden is. 3) Fem. 22: Give him refuge I guess. I'd want more information. 4) Fem. 21: I don't know if I know enough of what's going on to make a decision. 5) Male 20 (senior in the Fall): Don't know. Don't know who he is. 6) Male 22 (just graduated) I feel like I know him...allow him refuge. 7) Male 22: Heavy question! Prosecute him. 8) Fem. 21 (just graduated) Don't know who he is. 9) Male 28 (Grad student) Don't think I know him. 10) Male 27 (Graduating in December) Don't know. Don't know him.
That's the survey--very limited sample but interesting. So what's your opinion about the opinions?