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Majority of American Voters Strongly Oppose Book Banning

And notably, 75 percent of voters will consider book bans when voting in the upcoming November elections

The Institute commissioned Embold Research to survey 1,223 registered voters nationally from August 31 to September 3, 2022

The poll was commissioned to understand political support and opposition to book banning and to understand the

The complete report Voter Perceptions of Book Bans and Censorship is available online

Polling results state that women, college-educated voters, and Democrats are most likely to have heard a great

And 42 percent of Independents also deemed it “very important

” When asked “How important is preventing book banning to how you decide to vote?” 3 in 4 voters said

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Poll results also dug deeper into how the type of book influences how book bans are received

Eighteen percent of voters support banning books that focus on race and Critical Race Theory and one-third

If you’d like to learn more about Banned Books Week and the current rise in censorship,

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