71. Memorandum From the Director of the United States Information Agency (Murrow) to President Kennedy 1


  • Handling of Polling Data

In a conference [name not declassified] yesterday we agreed to a procedure for safer handling of politically-sensitive polling data. In the future I will screen the questionnaires of projected surveys. If some questions seem dangerously sensitive, we will take them out of our surveys [2 lines not declassified] The resultant information will be available to the government. [less than 1 line not declassified]

Edward R. Murrow
  1. Source: Kennedy Library, President’s Office Files, Departments and Agencies Series, Box 91, USIA 1961–1962. Secret.