June 18, 2019
A new Fox News poll shows that Americans are more concerned about big government than powerful technology companies.
While debates over big tech and socialism dominate headlines leading into the 2020 election, when asked what they believe to be “a greater potential threat to the country’s future,” 58 percent of the 1,001 registered voters polled said big government, with 35 percent saying big technology companies, with 7 percent saying they don’t know. The poll has a margin of sampling error of ± 3 percentage points.
Politicians from both parties have recently raised concerns with big tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Progressive Democrats and populist Republicans alike have criticized such companies for what they see as excessive influence over the economy and politics.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has proposed breaking up certain tech companies. “Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy,” she wrote in a March op-ed in Medium. “They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else. And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 3:03 am