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A new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey of likely U.S. voters reveals just 35 percent who regularly use social media are at least somewhat confident that social media can censor questionable content in a fair and unbiased way.

As one would guess, much of that number is comprised of Democrats. Fifty-one percent of Democrats who regularly use social media are at least somewhat confident that platforms can censor questionable content in a fair and unbiased way. Just 23 percent of Republicans and 27 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.

Overall, 25 percent of likely voters who regularly use social media are not very confident in the fairness of social media censorship and 36 percent are not at all confident.

Forty-one percent of likely voters said they use social media like Twitter and Facebook every day. Fourteen percent said they use it nearly every day. Fifteen percent use it a few times a week.

Just 19 percent said they rarely or never use social media.

Twenty-nine percent of likely voters who regularly use social media say their political opinions are at least somewhat influenced by social media postings. Voters under 40 are more likely to say social media postings influence their political opinions.

Author: Jacob Hall