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Torture Report

A majority of Americans think torture is OK

The Senate on Tuesday released a massive report on the CIA's use of such torture techniques as waterboarding and forced rectal feeding. The details are sickening.

Yet a majority of Americans — 53 percent — say they support the use of torture either "often" or "sometimes," according to a 2011 Pew poll. More recently, a 2013 Associated Press poll found exactly half of all Americans supported torture in some instances, while 47 opposed it out of hand.