Poll: Vast Majority Say Congress Should Investigate FBI Involvement in Social Media Censorship

Dec 28, 2022 | Political News

Most likely voters believe Congress should investigate to see if the FBI was involved in social media censorship, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday found.

The survey found most, 46 percent, expressing an unfavorable view of the FBI, compared to half who have at least a “somewhat” favorable view. However, most Republicans and independents, 62 percent and 55 percent, respectively, have an unfavorable view. 

When asked if it is likely that the FBI actively “encouraged social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to ‘suppress, silence, or reduce the reach of certain political speech and speakers,’” 63 percent said it is likely, and of those, 43 percent said “very” likely. Even a majority of Democrats, 52 percent, agree that it is likely.