Sixty-Nine Percent of Arizona Voters Support Passage of HB 2005 to Prohibit Monopolistic App Store Practices
TUCSON, ARIZONA – Data Orbital and the Coalition for App Fairness today released findings that the majority of Arizona voters believe monopolistic practices in Big Tech are harmful, requiring urgent government intervention to correct. Sixty-five percent of voters think the Arizona State Legislature should act immediately to protect businesses and individuals, and nearly 70 percent of Arizona voters support HB 2005, a bill to create a fairer app store environment for businesses and consumers. The poll comes shortly after HB 2005 passed the Arizona House of Representatives with bipartisan support. HB 2005 now stands with the state’s Senate Commerce Committee.
Highlights from the poll include:
- 69 percent of voters support the passage of HB 2005;
- 65 percent of voters think the Arizona legislature should act immediately to protect Arizona businesses and individuals from the influence of Big Tech;
- 81 percent of voters believe Big Tech has too much power and influence over our lives; and
- 77 percent of voters believe large monopoly companies put their own interests before the needs of small businesses and individuals.
“Through HB 2005, Arizona is building bipartisan momentum to provide more consumer freedom, lower costs, and increase developers’ ability to thrive and innovate. It is clear voters are appreciative of this legislative effort and are hungry for Arizona to become the first state to level the app store playing field,” said Meghan DiMuzio, executive director of the Coalition for App Fairness.
The poll was conducted between March 11 and 12. Contacted voters were selected randomly from a list of registered Arizona voters.
About the Coalition for App Fairness
The Coalition for App Fairness is an independent nonprofit organization formed to protect consumer choice, foster competition, and create a level playing field for all app and game developers globally. Originally formed by Basecamp, Blix, Blockchain.com, Deezer, Epic Games, the European Publishers Council, Match Group, News Media Europe, Prepear, Protonmail, Skydemon, Spotify, and Tile, CAF has rapidly grown from 13 to over 50 members since launching in September 2020. CAF offers membership to companies of any size — join today at appfairness.org.