Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters believe Amazon has been good for the United States. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey that 8% believe it has been bad for the country, 13% say it has had no impact, and 18% are not sure.
The numbers are similar for Google: 60% say it’s been good for the country while 8% hold the opposite view.
Facebook, however, receives more mixed reviews: 31% think it’s been good and 34% say bad. Those numbers show a serious decline for the company over the past six months. Last November, 45% said Facebook had been good for the U.S. and 35% bad.
Older voters are more negative than younger voters about the social media giant. By a 36% to 31% margin, Democrats believe Facebook has been good for the country. Republicans, by a 35% to 29% margin, tend to think it has been bad. Among Independent voters, 26% say good and 37% bad (see crosstab results).
Democrats also look a bit more favorably on the other tech giants. Seventy-five percent (75%) of Democrats believe Amazon has been good for the country. That view is shared by 64% of Republicans and 60% of Independents. Google gets such positive reviews from 70% of Democrats, 56% of Republicans, and 55% of Independents.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have indicated interest in regulating these companies on anti-trust grounds. Twenty-nine percent (29%) believe new regulations would lead to worse service from Amazon. Just 16% believe it would make things better.
Twenty-six percent (26%) believe more regulation of Google would lead to worse service while 20% believe things would get better.
As for Facebook, 31% believe regulatory efforts would improve service while 17% say the opposite.
Only 18% believe breaking up Amazon would be good for the country while 44% believe it would be bad.
Eighteen percent (18%) believe breaking up Google would be good for the country; 35% believe it would be bad.
Again, Facebook stands out: 35% believe breaking it up would be good for the country while 17% take the opposite view.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted June 4-5, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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