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Questions - Heartland Institute: Hate Speech - November 13-14, 2019

38% Favor Banning Hate Speech Offenders From Public Office
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted November 13-14, 2019
By The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports

 

1*Should federal or state governments ban speech by individuals that a majority of Americans believes to be offensive, including speech considered to be racist or sexist?

 

2*Should those who violate such bans against offensive speech be punished with jail time? (Answered only by those who answered yes to #5 – 268 voters)

 

3*Should those who say or write things a majority of Americans believes to be offensive, including speech considered to be racist or sexist, be banned from holding public office, such as becoming a member of Congress or president of the United States?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence, except question 2 which has a sampling error of +/- 6%.