PTC Study: Majority Want FCC To Enforce Indecency Rules
April 8, 2011 at 4:17 AM (PT)
A poll commissioned by the anti-indecency group PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL says that a majority of respondents think the FCC should "keep its legal authority to fine broadcasters if they air indecent material during times when children are likely to be in the audience."
56.55% of respondents agreed with that statement, while 34.78% disagreed and 8.67% were not sure. Support for FCC enforcement was strongest among African-Americans (71%) and women (62%).
The PTC has been behind the organized complaint-filing campaigns that resulted in several of the Commission's indecency enforcement cases, which are presently under challenge in federal court. The PTC wants the Justice Department to appeal to the Supreme Court a three-judge panel's ruling throwing out the indecency rules, and the appeal must be filed before APRIL 21st.
The study was conducted by ZOGBY INTERNATIONAL.