US Voters: Censorship is a Bigger Problem Than Piracy

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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?

censoredThrough 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.

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