(BPR) Just over one-third of Democratic voters think Americans are too free, according to a poll released on Friday by RealClearPolitics (RCP).
The survey found that 34% of Democratic voters believe that Americans possess “too much freedom” compared to just 14.6% of Republican voters. Although an overwhelming portion of U.S. voters believe that freedom of speech protections are beneficial, 52% of Democratic voters believe it is important “that the government be able to censor users/content on social media platforms it feels threaten national security.”
Additionally, approximately 75% of Democratic voters believe the government should censor “hateful” social media content, according to the poll.
“Overall, 9 in 10 voters in the U.S. think First Amendment protections for freedom of speech is a good thing, while only 9% think it is a bad thing,” RCP pollster Spencer Kimball stated. “This is agreed upon across the demographics, like party affiliation, age, and race.”