Over 52% of respondents said "yes," with nearly 46% responding with "no." Just over 3% said they were "not sure."
The responses across party lines were wildly different but still resulted in a majority in favor of such an investigation. Just 25.5% of Democrats supported an investigation, with a resounding 70% against.
For Republicans, the gap was even wider between the responses. Over 80% of GOP members were supportive of Congress looking into Fauci, while just under 17% were not.
Respondents who do not identify with either major party, who made up a significant portion of those surveyed (25.1%), were still in favor of an investigation by a majority of 56%.
The majority of those surveyed were women (53.3%), and Democrats represented the largest portion of party members who participated (39.3%).
The survey was conducted between Jan. 9 and 12, 2023, approximately a week before it was revealed that Dr. Fauci made efforts to shut down theories around the origins of COVID-19, in unredacted emails between himself and the National Institutes of Health.
The NIH emails revealed that some officials thought that the COVID-19 virus seemed to be "engineered."
Actor and political commentator Russell Brand interviewed a whistleblower who said NIH "leadership and 2,400 of its scientists" have benefited from "$1.4 billion of these hidden, secret third-party royalties" over the past 12 years.
The man, Adam Andrzejewski, also said that the billions in grants and funding that the NIH receives each year buy a lot of influence, alleging that Fauci has massively benefited from public money for his own inventions.
"In 2005, the Associated Press got an unredacted database and they found that Fauci had burned down all the firewalls. He had received $45,000 of royalties for an AIDs therapeutic that he had invented," Andrzejewski said.
Adding that Fauci "had invested another $36 million of taxpayer money to enhance his invention. And once this was exposed, he said he would donate his royalties to charity."
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