Few support views on offensive government ideas in CSDS social media poll

The media consumption behavior survey was conducted by the Lokniti program of the Center for the Study of Developing Societies in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), The Indian Express reported.

The survey also found that despite television being the main source of news for many, newspapers and the joint public broadcaster Doordarshan enjoy greater trust among many people than non-public news channels. , the report adds.

“Most respondents hold conservative or illiberal views on the issue of free speech and expression on social media,” the survey says.

No less than 7,463 respondents aged 15 and older took part in the survey, which was conducted in 19 states.

When asked if a person should be free to name a concept, even if it's offensive, 26% said they totally disagree, while 14% said they tend to disagree. disagreement. Nine percent strongly agreed, while 15% said they mostly agreed.

Similar trends emerged when it was asked whether a person should have the freedom to express their anti-government opinion on social media, no matter how offensive or hateful.

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