Congressional stance on SOPA as of January 27, 2012

This statistic shows U.S. Congress' stance on the pending Stop Online Piracy Act (also known as SOPA) as of January 27, 2012. After internet-wide black-outs and numerous protests on prominent websites on January 18, 2012, SOPA opposition has surged to 122 members of congress, whereas only 63 (of the original 80) bill supporters remained. As of January 22, 2012, SOPA and PIPA have been indefinitely postponed.

SOPA support and opposition in U.S. Congress as of January 27, 2012

SupportOpposition
Total55205
Senate3137
House24168
Democrat3591
Republican19112
Independent11
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Source

Release date

January 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 27, 2012

Supplementary notes

This database keeps track of where members of Congress stand. Findings are based on two factors: whether a member is a sponsor of the proposed bills, and each member's voting record on the current bills' precursors and alternatives.

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