ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Republicans are more concerned about social media censorship than the state’s Democrats, according to a Gonzales College poll.

Pollsters asked Marylanders how concerned they were about censorship by companies such as Facebook and Twitter.

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According to the poll, 65% are concerned about social media censorship from Facebook and Twitter, while 33% were not concerned.

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The results by party and race:

  • Democrats: 52% concerned, 45% not concerned
  • Republicans: 88% concerned, 11% not concerned
  • Unaffiliated: 64% concerned, 35% not concerned
  • African-American: 53% concerned, 46% not concerned
  • White: 69% concerned, 29% not concerned

The poll of 820 likely voters, which was conducted between October 19 and October 24, has a 3.5% margin of error.

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Paul Gessler