In ‘political correctness’ debate, most Americans think too many people are easily offended

Pew Political correctness pollAt a time when the appropriateness of language has become a political issue, most Americans (59%) say “too many people are easily offended these days over the language that others use.” Fewer (39%) think “people need to be more careful about the language they use to avoid offending people with different backgrounds.”

A new national survey by Pew Research Center finds substantial partisan, racial and gender differences on this question.

  • Surele Surele

    I’m offended, therefore I is.

  • tom_billesley

    O/T Shooting reported in Olympic shopping mall, nortwest Munich.

  • ed

    BREAKING NEWS ! Olympic shopping mall munich , multiple shots fired , appears many injured .still on going 17.42 gmt here we go again

  • ed

    looks like it`s body bag time again , multiple deaths reported .

  • ed

    two other areas of munich report attacks !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tom_billesley

    Video of man shooting outside McDonalds.
    #OEZ #München
    Video zeigt den Schützen aus #München

  • Frances

    If I’m not allowed to be offended by how a person characterizes my beliefs, etc., etc., then said person is not allowed to be offended when I’m equally blunt as to how I see that person’s beliefs, etc., etc. Simple as that.