I think there's a lot of domestic outrage brewing over the US government's behavior during the last ten or so years. And in the end, I think you'll see a reaction to the NSA and the whole post-911 mindset that strongly resembles what happened when the American people became disgusted en masse
with the excesses of McCarthyism back in the 50s.
Big issues like this tend to percolate here rather than ramp up in a linear fashion. But when an issue does come to a boil (and this one surely will) it only seems
to happen overnight.
Right now I think it's slowly coming to a boil.
Part of what makes the USA so hard to understand for so many people outside of it's borders is that the United States is not
a monoculture. So if you ask what "The American People" think, you need to be aware of which
American People you're asking. Because we have marked attitudinal differences and political predilections based of our geographic region, degree of wealth and education, race, gender, and ethnic affinity - to say nothing of sexual orientation, political party, occupation, religious affiliation (if any), and our overall personal level of tolerance towards others.
I know it sounds confusing. But it can be confusing at times. Even for us.