80 PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM

SOURCE: THE FEDERALIST

Eighty percent of Americans say “political correctness is a problem in our country,” according to newly released data from a nationally representative poll drawing upon 8,000 survey respondents, 30 one-hour interviews, and six focus group. Some of this data, compiled with help from YouGov, has been newly released in a report called “Hidden Tribes.”

Objections to political correctness are even stronger among racial minorities and those who have never attended college. High-income college graduates, especially those with advanced degrees, are the Americans most likely to think political correctness is not a problem. These are also the group most likely to label themselves atheists or agnostics, and identify as politically liberal.

Contrary to a common cultural narrative, the poll finds large majorities of Americans of all ages, income levels, and racial backgrounds oppose political correctness, even while 82 percent also think “hate speech” is a problem. This may suggest Americans believe thought and speech censorship is not the best way to address rude and discriminatory behavior.

Opposition to political correctness was higher among Asians (82 percent), Hispanics (87 percent), and American Indians (88 percent) than among white Americans (79 percent). In fact, just about every single demographic studied showed overwhelming objection to political correctness except the Americans the study reporting the poll results identified as “progressive activists.” Progressive activists, the study says, “have an outsized role in political discourse, even though they comprise a small portion of the total population (about 1 in 12 Americans).”

ABOUT THE 8 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE PC

“Progressive activists are the only group that strongly backs political correctness: Only 30 percent see it as a problem,” wrote Harvard University lecturer Yascha Mounk in an overview of the poll results at The Atlantic.

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Comment by Deep Space on October 14, 2018 at 6:32am

Free Speech offends me.

0lrgeu8txgo6i Comment by 0lrgeu8txgo6i on October 14, 2018 at 5:55am

I support free speech unless it offends someone....anyone lol 

Comment by Less Prone on October 14, 2018 at 2:03am

I agree. Opposing "hate speech" and "political correctness" is a contradiction. It's a perfect example of the Orwellian doublethink.

George Orwell — 'Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.'

Comment by Chris of the family Masters on October 13, 2018 at 7:50pm
In fact 'hate speech' is a form of political correctness, and appeared few years ago. It's a grammatical nonsense.

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