Congressional SOPA support and opposition (January 18-23, 2012)

This statistic shows the development U.S. Congress' support and opposition* against the pending Stop Online Piracy Act (also known as SOPA) bill between January 18, 2012 and January 23, 2012. After internet-wide black-outs and prominent protests of numerous websites on January 18, 2012, SOPA opposition experienced a surge on the next day, rising up to 122 members of congress whereas only 63 of the originally 80 bill supporters remained. 40 supporters of the SOPA were democrats, as of January 19, 2012.
As of January 22, 2012, SOPA and PIPA have been indefinitely postponed.

SOPA support and opposition in U.S. Congress between January 18, 2012 and January 23, 2012

SupportOpposition
January 23, 201156203
January 22, 201161189
January 19, 201263122
January 18, 20128031
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Source

Release date

January 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 18-23, 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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