Nearly a third of Gen Z Americans say government should put cameras in every home to prevent crime and abuse

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A new poll found a surprising percentage of Gen Z Americans supporting the idea of the government placing cameras in every home in order to prevent crime and abuse.

The finding was a part of a poll of 2,000 Americans by the Cato Institute.

The poll asked whether Americans supported “the government installing surveillance cameras in every household to reduce domestic violence, abuse, and other illegal activity.”

Overall, very few Americans supported the idea, about 14 percent, or one out of every seven respondents. A large majority, 75%, opposed the idea, and only 10% said they weren’t sure.

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But among those aged below 30 years, 29% said they supported the idea, almost a third of respondents in that age group.

Only 20% of those between the ages of 30 and 44 years were supportive of the massive government surveillance proposition.

The poll found more support for government surveillance among Hispanics, 25%, and the most support came from blacks, 33%, while whites had the least support, followed by Asians.

Other polls have highlighted differences between the generational groups identified in the U.S. A OnePoll survey from January found about 24% of Millennials said that their parents paid for their rent, slightly higher than the average of 19% of Americans who said that their parents pay their rent.

Gen Z workers have reported that even the use of certain emojis is generational. One report found that younger workers claimed the use of the “thumbs up” emoji was “hostile” and “super rude.”

Pollster John Della Volpe identified Gen Z as a problematic demographic for Republicans in the midterms, and the lackluster performance by Republicans in the 2022 election, despite high expectations of a “red wave,” supports the theory.

“Gen Z did their job,” said Della Volpe on MSNBC after the election.

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