According to a new survey, 29% of employees think that their employer should regulate political expression on social media; and 27% believe their company should have a political expression policy.
Among other findings from the survey:
- Workers under age 35 are more likely to want a “hands-off” approach; 45% of them oppose efforts by their employer to regulate social media use at work. They think that personal use of social media is separate from their work life.
- 36% of employees between the ages of 18 and 34 think it is important to work for an organization that aligns with its political views; 20% of those over 34 share this view.
- There are three reasons younger workers oppose companies regulating political expression on social media: they work or want to work at a company that shares their view, they value work and personal life separation, and they are more likely to use social media if it’s not monitored.