Rasmussen Reports poll: Only about 21% Americans want Internet to be regulated like TV

.

Internet to be regulated like TV

According to new “Net Neutrality” related poll by the Rasmussen Reports group, US voters have expressed reluctance about the prospect of regulation of the Internet in the same way as the regulation for television and radio.

The Rasmussen Reports’ survey, based on the telephonic poll of 1,000 “likely voters,” found that “American voters believe free market competition will protect Internet users more than government regulation and fear that regulation will be used to push a political agenda.”

The poll, which was taken shortly after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of the “net neutrality” on Tuesday, found that only about 21 percent of the likely US voters – one in every five - want the FCC to regulate the Internet. While more than half of voters expressed resistance to such the open Internet regulations, 25 percent voters are still undecided.

Specifically speaking, 56 percent voters said that, in their view, the FCC “would use its regulatory authority to promote a political agenda”; and 52 percent voters said that they preferred “more free market competition” instead of “government regulation” for regulating the Internet.

As per the findings of the Rasmussen survey, Republicans as well as unaffiliated voters overpoweringly resist the FCC’s “regulation of the Internet”; while Democrats are somewhat uniformly divided. Among those who expressed reluctance about the FCC regulations, the ones who use the Internet were the most disinclined.


Latest News

Depending on Regulatory Approvals, Ferrari CEO Expects to Conclude IPO, Spin- of
Facebook’s Revenues Surpass Expectations
Fed Has Bright View of a Strengthening U.S Economy But Will be ‘Patient’ with In
Don Thompson  to Retire From the Post of  McDonald’s chief executive
Consumers Confidence Grows but Businesses are Worried
CEO says The Present Year is one of Transition for AT&T Inc.
The Federal Reserve Meets for two Days: Likely to Stick to Initial Plans of Incr
New Areas to be Opened Off the East Coast for Oil Exploration
Even with Low Inflation the Feds are Expected to Raise Interest Rates
Mattel Missed Analyst’s Expectation, Fires CEO
Reports of Mass Layoffs Flatly Denied by IBM
Good News for the Diabetic: FDA Approved Mobile Medical Application for Sharing