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80 Percent of Voters: Fear of Being Politically Incorrect Equals Bad Business, Political Moves

80 Percent of Voters: Fear of Being Politically Incorrect Equals Bad Business, Political Moves
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Scott Rasmussen By Thursday, 21 June 2018 03:55 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Eighty percent of voters believe that political and business leaders make bad decisions because they are worried about being politically correct. A Fox News poll finds that 46 percent believe this happens frequently while another 34 percent believe it sometimes happens.

Only 15 percent think it rarely or never happens.[1]

The belief that fears about political correctness lead to bad decisions is shared by 89 percent of Republicans and 72 percent of Democrats.

An earlier Number of the Day found that 79 percent of Americans find hate speech morally unacceptable. However, while few consider hate speech morally acceptable, most Americans (59 percent) do not want the government to ban it. One of the reasons is that 82 percent of Americans recognize that people can’t agree on what speech is hateful and offensive.

A more recent Number of the Day noted that 70 percent of Dartmouth students would be less likely to date someone with different political views.

  1. Fox News, "Fox News Poll: Political correctness has gone too far, NFL fumbling," accessed June 20, 2018

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.​

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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