A new poll has found that a staggering percentage of Gen Z Americans support the government placing cameras inside every American home as part of an effort to prevent crime and abuse.
The Cato Institute poll asked 2,000 Americans whether they “the government installing surveillance cameras in every household to reduce domestic violence, abuse, and other illegal activity.”
The overall results show that a very small percentage of Americans support the idea, roughly 14% or one in seven respondents — while 75% expressed opposition to the idea, and 10% said they were not sure.
However, the shocking answers came from people under 30 years old — with 29% stating that they support the idea, which equaled almost a third of respondents in that age group. Among individuals within the 30-44 years old age group, 20% supported the idea.
When broken down by race, the group with the highest support for government surveillance inside homes was Black Americans, with 33% of respondents approving of the idea. Meanwhile, 25% of Hispanic Americans and 11% of Asian Americans approved of the idea. White Americans had the lowest amount of support for the government surveillance, with only 9% approving of the idea.
According to the Cato Institute, the poll came as part of a “survey on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) in order to see whether there is a relationship between opinions on the government issuing a central bank digital currency and government installing cameras in homes.”
“It appears that the two opinions are correlated. Interestingly, more than half (53 percent) of those who support the United States adopting a CBDC are also supportive of government surveillance cameras in homes, while only 2 percent of those who oppose a CBDC feel the same,” the institution noted.
“This suggests there may be a common consideration that is prompted by both issues. Likely, it has to do with willingness to give up privacy in hopes of greater security,” they explained.
This news comes as many conservatives have grown concerned about the support for big government among Gen Z.
Conservative actor Kevin Sorbo commented on the issue on Twitter, noting that the majority of Gen Z voters supported Democrats in the last election cycle.
“According to exit polls, 63% of voters ages 18 to 29 voted for the left in the 2022 midterm elections. That means a majority of Gen Z support destructive left-wing policies, such as socialism, open borders, student loan forgiveness, higher taxes, and late-term abortion,” he wrote, adding that Gen Z voters are “Clueless.”
According to exit polls, 63% of voters ages 18 to 29 voted for the left in the 2022 midterm elections. That means a majority of Gen Z support destructive left-wing policies, such as socialism, open borders, student loan forgiveness, higher taxes, and late-term abortion. Clueless pic.twitter.com/3lPgpGf3Vo
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) November 13, 2022