I recently read that according to an AP poll conducted this summer, 50% of Americans say torturing terrorism suspects is justified “often” or “sometimes,” while 47% say that torturing the suspects is justified “rarely” or “never.” (SOURCE)
I find those results remarkable. On something like the use of torture one might reasonably expect a national consensus. But as with so many things, it seems instead that our society is split right down the middle on the issue.
Further evidence of how divided we are as a society.