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AFP/YouGov Poll Shows Americans View Tech as Positive Force in Recent Social Justice

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AFP/YouGov Poll Shows Americans View Tech as Positive Force in Recent Social Justice

07.07.20 05:51 AM

Arlington, VA*– A new poll released today by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and YouGov shows*that Americans hold largely positive perceptions of the role that technology played in facilitating recent social justice efforts, including the Black Lives Matter movement. The poll found that a majority of Americans also believe technology can play a crucial role in improving police accountability and public safety.*You can view full results here. Topline results: Twenty-seven percent of people thought that the protests wouldn’t even be happening without social media. Nineteen percent said protests would be happening to the same extent, and*39%*said*they would be happening but to a smaller extent. Over two thirds of*respondents*(67%)*thought the ability to record and then share pictures and video quickly on social media increases police accountability. When asked about police using tech, such as dash cams or a body-worn camera, people do believe it increases safety for those in their community. Sixty-eight percent of people greatly or somewhat held that belief. The percentage of people who think each of the following are somewhat or a very good thing for the world are: Cell phone cameras – 79%. Connecting many people with pictures and videos quickly through social media – 65%. Using those […]

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