Poll: 71% of Americans Say Political Correctness Has Silenced Discussions Society Needs to Have, 58% Have Political Views They’re Afraid to Share

It follows that a solid majority (59%) of Americans think people should be allowed to express unpopular opinions in public, even those deeply offensive to others. On the other hand, 40% think government should prevent hate speech. Despite this, the survey also found Americans willing to censor, regulate, or punish a wide variety of speech and expression they personally find offensive.

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  • dapto

    Liberals and Democrats are following the Nazi copy book

    • sk6actual

      Not exclusively Nazi – check any suppressive, repressive religions or governments through millennia

  • jayme

    “Americans also can’t agree what speech is hateful, offensive, or simply a political opinion” – well, dah, what is offensive to one person obviously may not be to another.

    This kind of result, along with things like, “51% of staunch liberals say it’s “morally acceptable” to punch Nazis” and “53% of Republicans favor stripping U.S. citizenship from people who burn the American flag” make me believe a large percentage of even Americans – whether Democrat or Republican – do not understand the concept of free speech, or properly value it. G_d help us…..

  • ontario john

    I’m glad we don’t have that problem in Canada. We just do what we are told. The elites know what is best for us. All we have to do, is enjoy Justin’s funny socks.

    • Bernie

      Ha, Ha, Ha. There is always a “Price” to pay for letting Elites control us and that “Price” historically was paid in a violent way.

  • Bataviawillem

    I see tons of people express unpopular opinions in public, however they are never ever white or east asian.

    • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

      Ain’t that the truth.

  • Hard Little Machine

    My spouse is afraid to talk about much of anything with young people because of the inevitable freak out and backlash. We were surveying trees for trimming and they mentioned “I don’t know what that is, I’m not some native American tree expert” to which a young person said “that’s racist!”.

    The workplace is even worse for many people. Half the workforce has taken it upon themselves to be the thought police Staasi rat squad turning in people for comments, implied comments, decorations, eye rolls and whatnot that they don’t like.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …”native American tree expert”…that’s basically an extirpated organism, in my neck of the woods…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Those percentages show why Trump was elected and is more likely to be reelected to the shock and surprise of the pundits.