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37% Say Internet's Been Good for American Culture, 27% Disagree

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Americans continue to regain some of the confidence they had in the Internet as a force for good, but many are still dubious about its impact on culture, journalism and politics.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% of American Adults think the Internet’s impact on culture in this country has been a good one. Twenty-seven percent (27%) think it has been bad for the country, while 28% say it is neither.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 27-28, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 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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