BMG’s poll, conducted on behalf of the Independent, reveals that three in five people (61%) living in Britain would support Facebook being fined by the UK Government. The question was asked in response to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg acknowledging that his company had failed to properly protect people’s personal data on the online social media platform.
The poll, conducted between 10th and 13th April, asked a representative sample of 1,562 adults living in Britain the following question:
“Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged his company failed to protect people’s data, amid claims details of millions of users were comprised. To what extent would they support or oppose Facebook being fined by the UK government as a result?”
Overall, 61% of respondents indicated that they would support Facebook being fined by the UK government. Only 1 in 10 (10%) said they would oppose Facebook being fined by the UK government and a further 9% said that they did not know.
An article based on these polling results, released by the Independent, can be found here.
Methodology, fieldwork dates, and a full breakdown of these results can be found here.
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Andrew Price – Research Executive