Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The Majority of Americans Stand Against Book Banning: Championing Intellectual Freedom

In an era of increasing debates around book banning and censorship, a recent survey of American voters sheds light on the public's stance on this controversial issue.


Voter concerns about book banning influencing voting behavior

  • The survey reveals that 75% of voters consider book banning when voting in November.
  • Over 50% of voters are concerned about legislation regulating Americans' book access.
  • Many stakeholders in the book industry are apprehensive about legislation restricting book access, viewing it as violating the First Amendment.
The survey results highlight the solid opposition to book banning among the American public, emphasizing the significance of safeguarding intellectual freedom and promoting open access to information for all individuals. By standing united against censorship and supporting librarians, we can ensure everyone can read and access information without fear of censorship or restriction.  

Most Americans oppose book banning.

  • The survey conducted by Embold Research shows that 75% of Americans are against book banning, signaling strong opposition to censorship.
  • Opposition is widespread, with 95% of Democrats, 80% of Independents, and 53% of Republicans against book banning.
  • Only 8% of voters believe many books should be banned due to inappropriateness, indicating a minority view.

Specific issues and types of books garner less support for banning.

  • A mere 18% of voters support book banning on race and critical race theory (CRT) issues.
  • Over 90% of voters are against banning classic novels and children's books targeted by extremist groups.
  • Only one-third of voters support bans on books discussing sexuality.
Join the #NoBookBanning movement and advocate for #FreedomToRead by sharing this post with your friends and family. Let's continue championing intellectual freedom and the right to access diverse perspectives in literature.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Featured Post

Library Patrons, Not Customers: Upholding the Essence of Public Libraries

Libraries have a vital role in promoting personal and community growth by facilitating learning. However, if people who come to the library ...