Rasmussen Reports released findings from a new national phone and online survey that shows 63 percent of likely U.S. voters believe Congress should investigate whether the FBI was involved in censoring information on social media sites.
Just 22 percent oppose such an investigation. Fifteen percent are undecided.
Under Elon Musk’s leadership, Twitter has released files that show communications with the FBI regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story. Republican Congressman Jim Jordan voiced “serious concerns about how and why tech companies suppress, silence or reduce the reach of certain political speech and speakers” last week.
Sixty-three percent of voters said they believe it is likely the FBI encouraged social media sits to “suppress, silence or reduce the reach of certain political speech and speakers.” Forty-three percent said it is very likely. Twenty-seven percent are in denial, saying they do not think it’s likely the FBI encouraged social media to suppress or silence political speech.
Just 50 percent said they have a favorable impression of the FBI, which includes 20 percent who have a very favorable view of the FBI. Forty-six percent view the FBI unfavorably, including 26 percent who have a very unfavorable view.
Seventy-four percent of Democrats have a favorable view of the FBI, but just 40 percent of unaffiliated voters and 34 percent of Republicans share that opinion.