On Sep-13, NetChoice released a new national poll conducted by Echelon Insights. You can find the full results of the poll here. See below for further resources.
WASHINGTON—Today, NetChoice, a trade association committed to making the internet safe for free enterprise and free expression, released a new national poll conducted by Echelon Insights. Our results found that voters are extremely concerned about soaring prices, and they blame President Joe Biden for it. They are also concerned that proposals to regulate tech will only further increase prices, and 89% of Americans say Congress should focus on addressing inflation rather than breaking up large tech companies.
The poll revealed that nearly two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, and as such, folks are enthusiastic to get out and vote in November. It surveyed 9,543 registered American voters nationally and in 14 states.
“The American people want Congress to prioritize inflation and economic instability, not beltway-born antitrust proposals that could raise prices,” said Steve DelBianco, President & CEO of NetChoice. “Ahead of the midterm elections, Congress should listen to voters and focus on the economy rather than passing bills that will hurt Americans, suppress competition, and increase inflation.”
- 64% of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction.
- 61% of Americans say the economy is the biggest issue facing the country today, with 20% saying abortion. Only 2% of Americans say regulating the tech industry is a top 3 priority for them right now.
- 89% of Americans say Congress should focus on addressing inflation rather than breaking up large tech companies.
- 74% of Americans oppose a ban on Amazon promoting its own store-brand products (e.g. AmazonBasics). Only 12% support such a ban.
- 61% of Americans say they’d be less likely to vote for a politician that supports proposals that could end Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping.
- Two-thirds of Americans trust the free market to address competition issues in the tech industry. Only 18% of Americans said they trust the government more to address this.
- Almost half of Americans say regulations on tech will make prices rise. Only 17% said regulations would help decrease prices.
This poll was conducted August 31-September 7, 2022 among 9,543 registered American voters: a national sample of 1,228 plus 8,315 additional interviews including 773 in Arizona, 382 in Arkansas, 815 in Florida, 751 in Georgia, 392 in Kansas, 506 in Louisiana, 320 in Montana, 409 in Mississippi, 831 in Ohio, 522 in Oklahoma, 828 in Pennsylvania, 373 in Rhode Island, 600 in South Carolina, and 813 in Texas. The interviews were conducted online. The national and statewide samples were separately weighted to population benchmarks for 2022 Likely Electorate on gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, and 2020 vote. All benchmarks for the 2022 Likely Electorate were adjusted for turnout estimates based on a probabilistic model of the likely 2022 midterm electorate. Results from the full national survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.