Eighty-eight percent of those surveyed said they approve of the police planting hidden microphones. Only 8 percent were opposed.
The government has also proposed letting the police call in the military to fight terrorism. That proposal is being sent to the Council on Legislation, where Supreme Court Justices examine legislation to confirm if it is constitutional.
The government’s plan, which includes monitoring e-mail and SMS text messages, has been criticised for encroaching on civil liberties.