Most Americans See Political Correctness As a Threat to Free Speech
“Cancel culture” is everywhere now, and nearly two-thirds of Americans see political correctness as an infringement of free speech.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of American Adults believe Americans have true freedom of speech today. Sixty-five percent (65%) say instead that Americans have to be careful not to say something politically incorrect to avoid getting in trouble. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. American Adults was conducted on July 27-28, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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