Americans Are Less Critical Of Impact Movies Have on Society
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Americans don’t feel as strongly as they used to that movies send a bad social message, especially when it comes to violence.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Adults now think movies and the movie industry have a negative impact on American society, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down from 50% in August 2013 and 51% in February 2011. Still, just 23% think movies have a positive impact on society. Nineteen percent (19%) say they have no impact at all, but just as many (18%) are undecided. The number who are undecided or think movies have no societal impact is up from past surveys. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 20-21, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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