Clay Ramsay of WorldPublicOpinion.org discusses their new poll out about world public opinion on torture, how only 53% of Americans oppose torture in all circumstances, the vast politicization of the torture issue in America, how most Americans would rather conform with the law than basic morality, American opinion in favor of talking with Iran over war and Iranian perspectives on their own regime.
MP3 here. (19:54)
Clay Ramsay, Director of Research at PIPA and a CISSM fellow, co-founded PIPA in 1992. He regularly appears in the US and international media providing analysis of public opinion. With a background in history and psychology, he has focused on the study of ideology and mass psychology. He received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, has taught at Oberlin College, and is the author of The Ideology of the Great Fear (Johns Hopkins University Press). He is a faculty member of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.