Questions - Political Correctness - October 29-30, 2011
National Survey of
Conducted October 29-30, 2011
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
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