A new Pew Research Internet Project poll on U.S. Views of Technology and the Future has found that most respondents were pessimistic about the benefits of personal and commercial drone technology.
Among the findings:
- 63% think it would be a change for the worse if personal and commercial drones are given permission to fly through most U.S. airspace.
- 22% think it would be a change for the better.
- Opinions are more positive among men (27%), 18–29-year-olds (30%), and long-term technological optimists (28%).
- No demographic group was majority positive.
The full results of the poll are available from the Pew Research Internet Project.