42% Believe Social Media Undermines Culture, 34% Disagree

Forty-two percent (42%) of voters believe technology and social media companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter mostly undermine positive culture in America. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 34% disagree and believe these platforms build up positive culture. Twenty-four percent (24%) are not sure.

There is a massive partisan divide on this question. By a 61% to 16% margin, Republicans believe social media companies undermine positive culture. By a 46% to 28% margin, Democrats believe social media companies build up positive culture.

Forty-one percent (41%) of Independent voters believe the tech platforms undermine culture. Twenty-nine percent (29%) believe they build up culture.

A plurality (46%) of White voters think they undermine culture. A plurality of Black voters (40%) and majority of Hispanic voters (53%) take the opposite view.

Those with post-graduate degrees tend to see the impact of social media companies in a positive light. So do those who consider social media to be Very Important in their own life.

Those without a post-graduate degree and who attach less importance to social media tend to hold the opposite view.

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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.



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