Questions - Hate Speech - April 24-25, 2011
National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted April 24-25, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Is hate growing in America?
2* Should criminals be prosecuted more severely if it can be proved that their crime was motivated by the victim’s race, color, religion, national original or sexual orientation?
European countries and Canada do not have full freedom of speech, but instead
have laws to prevent hate speech. Would it be a good idea for the
4* Which is better—allowing free speech without government interference or letting government decide what types of hate speech should be banned?
5* What is more important—giving people the right to free speech or making sure no one is offended by what others say?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence