The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

82 per­cent of Amer­i­cans say it would be hard to ban hate speech be­cause peo­ple can’t agree what speech is hate­ful; 90 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 77 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 78 per­cent of Democrats agree.

70 per­cent of Amer­i­cans over­all say that be­ing po­lit­i­cally cor­rect is a “big prob­lem” for the U.S.; 90 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 78 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 50 per­cent of Democrats agree.

67 per­cent over­all say free­dom of speech en­sure the truth will ul­ti­mately “win out”; 70 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 69 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 63 per­cent of Democrats agree.

58 per­cent over­all say the politi­cal cli­mate th­ese days pre­vents them from say­ing things they re­ally be­lieve; 73 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 58 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 46 per­cent of Democrats agree.

28 per­cent over­all say the politi­cal cor­rect­ness helps peo­ple avoid of­fend­ing oth­ers; 10 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 20 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 47 per­cent of Democrats agree.

Source: A CATO In­sti­tute sur­vey of 2,300 U.S. adults con­ducted Aug. 15-23 and re­leased Wed­nes­day.

Fol­low Jen­nifer Harper on Twit­ter @HarperBul­letin

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