In the wake of the online protests against the pending PIPA and SOPA anti-piracy bills, Rasmussen asked US voters what their opinion is on the issue.
Should the public worry more about piracy or Internet censorship?
Through a telephone survey voters were asked the following question.
“Which is a bigger problem, that some people download movies online without paying for them or that the government will censor Internet content?”
As it turns out, the majority (71%) is more worried about censorship.
That doesn’t mean that voters believe that piracy is fine though, as two thirds of the respondents agreed to a statement that piracy is theft.
However, if politicians claim to represent the people, they might take note of the result above.This post is from the News Bits section of TorrentFreak where we present stories from around the web in a concise summary format. Full TorrentFreak articles can be found here. If you have a tip please let us know. News Bits have their very own RSS feed