Younger Voters Skeptical of Potential TikTok Ban Legislation

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Key Takeaways

  • Young Americans oppose proposed legislation and Biden’s promise to ban TikTok.
  • Democrats, who support Facebook’s societal role, oppose Trump’s statements that Facebook is a dangerous platform.
  • Social media and big tech continue to be highly divisive issues between parties and generations.

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All Voters

Sample Size


Geographical Breakdown


Time Period

30 Days

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American sentiment towards banning TikTok and President Trump's remarks about TikTok and Facebook reveals a deeply divided populace. The divide is largely along party and generational lines.

  • Democrats generally express concerns about censorship and the restriction of freedom of expression, viewing the proposed ban as an overreach by the government.
  • Republicans, on the other hand, largely support the proposed ban due to national security concerns. Many Trump supporters are skeptical that social media platforms try to restrict what users see and hear.
  • Independents vary in their views, with some expressing concerns about data privacy while others worry about the impact on freedom of speech.

Age also plays a significant role in the conversation. Younger Americans, who make up a significant portion of TikTok users, are generally more opposed to the ban. Older Americans seem more supportive. Race and economic status, however, do not seem to play a significant role in the conversation, with views crossing racial and economic lines.

  • President Biden on March 8th endorsed possible legislation that could lead to the popular video-sharing app TikTok being banned in the United States.
  • Sentiment on Ideologies shows a split among political parties and respective leaders since the idea of banning TikTok has resurfaced.
  • TikTok is expected to be most used/consumed social media platform in 2025 among U.S. adults.

Rebels Without a Cause

Former President Donald Trump's remarks about TikTok and Facebook evoked divided opinions. He posted on Truth Social, “If you get rid of TikTok, Facebook and Zuckerschmuck will double their business. I don't want Facebook, who cheated in the last Election, doing better. They are a true Enemy of the People!”

Many support his concerns about TikTok and Facebook's potential threats to national security and user privacy. Others see his comments as politically motivated and self-serving.

Democrats generally criticize Trump's comments as an attack on free speech and an attempt to control the narrative. Republicans largely agree with his criticisms of these platforms, fearing that social media only shows users what the platforms wants them to see.

Sentiment analysis shows mixed views on the potential Congressional legislation banning TikTok. Many Americans express skepticism and a general distrust towards politicians, irrespective of their stance on the issue.

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