A majority of Americans see “cancel culture” as a threat to freedom, according to a new survey out this week.
The poll, reported exclusively by The Hill on Monday, shows 64 percent of those interviewed said there is “a growing cancel culture” which threatens their freedom. Thirty-six percent disagreed.
“Additionally, the poll found that 36 percent of Americans said cancel culture is a ‘big problem,’ while 32 percent called it a ‘moderate problem,’” the paper reported. “Another 20 percent said it was a ‘small problem’ and 13 percent said it is ‘not a problem.’”
The survey also revealed a majority of Americans are afraid to share their views online out of concern over retribution from their employers or Big Tech oligarchs who dictate speech in the 21st century digital public square.
“The poll found that 54 percent of respondents said they were ‘concerned’ that if they expressed their opinions online that they would be banned or fired, while 46 percent said they were not concerned,” The Hill reported.
The poll, conducted by the Harvard Center for American Political Studies with Harris Insights & Analytics between March 24-25, surveyed 1,945 registered voters.
“As a representative online sample, it does not report a probability confidence interval,” The Hill wrote in lieu of a margin of error.
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