Congressional SOPA support and opposition, by U.S. party (January 19-23, 2012)

This statistic shows the U.S. Congress' support and opposition against the pending Stop Online Piracy Act (also known as SOPA) bill between January 19, 2012 and January 23, 2012, by political party. 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 between January 19, 2012 and January 23, 2012, by political party

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Release date

January 2012


United States

Survey time period

January 19-23, 2012

Supplementary notes

* Across the Senate and House
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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