National Survey of
Conducted July 31-August 1, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Are Americans becoming kinder and gentler or more rude and less civilized?
2* Is it rude for someone sitting next to you in public to be talking on their cell phone?
3* Are Americans more rude to sales personnel or people waiting on them than they were 10 years ago?
4* Are sales and service personnel ruder to customers than they were 10 years ago?
5* Have you ever confronted anyone over their rude behavior in public?
6* Are Americans less tolerant of each other’s political opinions than they were in the past, or are they more tolerant?
7* Have you gotten into a heated argument with a friend or family member about who is to blame for the state of the economy and how it should be fixed?
8* Has the economy negatively affected your personal relationship with any friend or family member?
9* Is the state of the economy causing more stress in your family?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence