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Questions - Rude Behavior - October 24-25, 2012

30% Say Election Is Causing More Stress In Their Family

76% Say U.S. Society is Ruder, Less Civilized

 

National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 24-25, 2012
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 the upcoming election?

 

8* Has the upcoming election negatively affected your personal relationship with any friend or family member?

 

9* Is the upcoming election causing more stress in your family?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence