POLL DU JOUR
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.
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