Article from The Hill by Mallory Shelbourne.

A majority of Americans believe the United States government is spying on them, according to a new survey released Monday.

The Monmouth University Polling Institute found that 82 percent of respondents believe the government is watching the actions of American citizens. A majority, 53 percent, says they think that spying is widespread, while 29 percent of respondents believe government spying is not widespread.

Only 14 percent of those polled said they do not think the government spies on Americans’ activities, while 4 percent said they did not know.

“This is a worrisome finding. The strength of our government relies on public faith in protecting our freedoms, which is not particularly robust,” Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray said in a statement. “And it’s not a Democratic or Republican issue. These concerns span the political spectrum.”

Read the entire article at The Hill.