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The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America
« on: November 08, 2017, 05:36:43 PM »
The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America
Attitudes about Free Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Liberty, and Tolerance of Political Expression
 
October 31, 2017
By Emily Ekins
 
Americans Say Political Correctness Has Silenced Discussions Society Needs to Have; Most Have Views They’re Afraid to Share

Nearly three-fourths (71%) of Americans believe that political correctness has done more to silence important discussions our society needs to have. A little more than a quarter (28%) instead believe that political correctness has done more to help people avoid offending others.

 
The consequences are personal-58% of Americans believe the political climate today prevents them from saying things they believe. Democrats are unique, however, in that a slim majority (53%) do not feel the need to self-censor. Conversely, strong majorities of Republicans (73%) and independents (58%) say they keep some political beliefs to themselves.

https://www.cato.org/survey-reports/state-free-speech-tolerance-america?utm_source=Cato+Institute+Emails&utm_campaign=fd22f52047-research_and_analysis&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_395878584c-fd22f52047-144430069&mc_cid=fd22f52047&mc_eid=0a47e0891e#40
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