Like Facebook’s public offering?

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Like Facebook’s public offering?

Will Facbook’s decision to offer shares of the company in a public offering help or hurt the image of the social media giant in your eyes? In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey, 32% of those asked said Facebook’s reputation will be helped by the decision to go public, 22% said the company’s image will be harmed, 47% did not have an opinion on the issue.

Young people, in the 18-29 year old age group were among the most supportive of Facebook’s public offering with 37% saying it will help the company’s reputation, 17% said it will hurt, 46% did not have an opinion.

In the 30-44 year old age group, 30% said the decision to go public will harm the reputation of Facebook, 29% said it would help, 41% did not have an opinion.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,145 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 31, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

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Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation.  Here are the crosstabs for this poll:  Poll Position Crosstabs-Facebook reputation

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