Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters believe that Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is at least somewhat of a threat to the human race. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 43% disagree and do not see it as a threat.
Those figures include 16% who consider A.I. is a Very Serious threat while 10% say it is not a threat at all.
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Concern about A.I. threatening the human race has been a regular feature of science-fiction films, including classics such as The Matrix. The number currently considering A.I. to be a threat is up three points since November. Other recent studies show that 53% of voters believe A.I. and Robotics will lead to mass unemployment. That’s up 12 points since November. There has also been a growing concern about the impact of A.I. on education, health care, and the economy.
Younger voters are a bit more concerned about A.I. than voters over 50. Republicans are a bit more concerned that Democrats and Independent voters (see crosstab results).
Other recent data shows that 28% of voters believe new technology companies should be required to get permission from the government before offering their services to consumers.
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The national survey of 1,004 Registered Voters was conducted April 17-18, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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