by Countable | 3.22.19
What’s the story?
- 80 percent of respondents support the “basic tenets of net neutrality,” according to a new poll by Comparitech.
- These tenets included classifying internet service providers (ISPs) as “telecommunications” services, and prohibiting ISPs from blocking access, degrading transmissions, and slowing the speed of content.
- Here’s the list in full:
What are the numbers?
Comparitech converted the above list into questions, then asked 1,000 Americans about their position on these issues.
- 87 percent of Democrats, almost 80 percent of Independents, and 77 percent of Republicans agree with the “basic tenets” of net neutrality.
- 9 percent of respondents said preserving net neutrality isn’t important.
- Millennials and baby boomers support net neutrality in near equal numbers: 83 percent and 82 percent, respectively. Generation X? 79 percent.
- 61 percent of Democrats rated the preservation of net neutrality as “very important” vs. 31 percent of Republicans.
What do you think?
The poll was taken shortly after Democrats introduced the "Save the Internet Act.”
Do you support the act? Do you support restoring net neutrality? Take action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
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