Forty-one percent (41%) of voters believe big tech companies like Google and Facebook help small businesses. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 28% believe they hurt small businesses while 10% say they have no impact. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not sure.
Democrats, by a 2-to-1 margin, believe that the tech giants help small businesses. Republicans are evenly divided.
Perceptions on this question are closely tied to internet usage. Those who are online constantly are far more likely than others to believe that the tech giants help small business.
Those who say social media is very important in their lives believe the tech platforms help small business by a 69% to 14% margin. Those who say social media is not at all important take the opposite view by a 46% to 23% margin.
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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.
The online survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen on June 24-27, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.