12% of Facebook Users Say Hate Speech A Very Serious Problem on the Site
Facebook has outlined new steps to identify and remove hate speech. But while most Americans believe hate speech is a serious issue in this country, Facebook users are less inclined to see it as a problem on the social networking site.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of American Adults think hate speech is at least a somewhat serious problem in the United States today, with 22% who consider it a Very Serious one. Thirty-three percent (33%) don’t view hate speech as a serious problem, including eight percent (8%) who say it’s Not At All Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 3-4, 2013 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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