On Jul-11, 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 on the poll.
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. The poll surveyed 9,227 registered voters and found that voters blame President Biden for soaring inflation and are worried that antitrust proposals like Sen. Klobuchar’s S. 2992, which is backed by President Biden, will raise prices even further.
The poll revealed 85% of Americans said they are at least somewhat concerned about tech antitrust proposals increasing prices and that 40% of GOP-leaning voters and 37% of Democrat-leaning voters said they are “extremely concerned” about such proposals making inflation worse.
“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. “65% of Americans think our country is heading in the wrong direction, and 60% of voters say Congress should focus on fixing the economy. So the last thing Congress should be spending time on is legislation that only 1% of Americans see as a priority.”
- 65% of Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction, and 59% hold Democrats and President Biden responsible for soaring inflation.
- 85% of Americans are concerned that proposals to regulate tech will make inflation worse. 83% are concerned new regulations will make it easier for politicians to pressure tech to serve their political interests. 79% are concerned about regulations making tech harder to use.
- Regulating the tech industry is the lowest policy priority for Americans today – less than 1% of Americans responded that they think the government should prioritize regulating tech, which is less than the margin of error.
- When asked specifically about priorities for tech, only 5% of Americans said that antitrust is priority for them on tech – 40% want privacy and security online, and 36% see content moderation as the most important.
- Voters trust the free market (61%) more than the government (20%) to come up with solutions for improving competition. 72% of Republicans trust the free market, rather than the government, to improve competition in tech.
- 74% say Congress should learn more about tech companies before trying to regulate them.
- 65% of Republicans think that new regulations on the tech industry should be applied to all companies regardless of size, and 57% of Republicans say it’s unfair for the government to treat larger firms differently than smaller firms.
This poll was conducted June 17-24, 2022 among 9,227 registered American voters: a national sample of 2,031 plus 530 additional interviews in Alabama, 260 in Alaska, 724 in Arizona, 419 in Arkansas, 957 in Florida, 641 in Indiana, 420 in Kansas, 534 in Louisiana, 379 in Montana, 443 in Mississippi, 877 in North Carolina, 249 in North Dakota, 396 in South Dakota, and 975 in Texas. The interviews were conducted online, and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of adults based on gender, educational attainment, age, race, and region. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.