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Questions - Political Correctness - October 15-16, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 15-16, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports


1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about political correctness?


2* Has America today has become too politically correct, not politically correct enough or is the amount of political-correctness about right?


3* Some people think that government officials too often override the facts and common sense in the name of political correctness. Is political correctness a problem in America today?


4* Should factors such as race, ethnicity and overall appearance, sometimes called profiling, be used to determine which boarding passengers to search at airports?


5* Is profiling an unnecessary violation of civil rights or is it necessary in today’s environment?


6* Are most school textbooks more concerned about accurately providing information or about presenting information in a politically correct manner?


7* Is the government too sensitive to the concerns of racial, ethnic, religious and social minorities or not sensitive enough?


8* Should criminals be prosecuted more severely if it can be proved that their crime was motivated by the victim’s race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation?


9* Which is better—allowing free speech without government interference or letting   government decide what types of hate speech should be banned?


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