Toplines - Heartland Institute: Hate Speech - November 13-14, 2019
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?
24% Not sure
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)
17% Not sure
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?
18% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence, except question 2 which has a sampling error of +/- 6%.