81% of Americans Agree That People Are Too Easily Offended These Days
The majority of Americans are sick and tired of the PC police and victimhood culture — on both sides of the aisle.
According to a new poll from the Morning Consult, 94% of Republicans, 82% of independents and 70% of Democrats agree that “people are too easily offended these days.”
“Large swaths of these respondents agreed that the ‘rules’ about what they can and cannot say are changing so fast it’s difficult to keep up, that people are offended too easily these days and that the current climate prevents some people from saying what they believe because others might find it offensive,” the Morning Consult reported. “But these were sentiments also shared with a majority of the poll’s broader population, suggesting that when it comes to free speech, Americans are not as nearly divided as some would argue.”
Interestingly, the majority of respondents across party lines believe that “people should be able to say what they really think, even when it might offend people.”
The pollsters also found that 75% of adults say the current climate prevents open political discourse.
The pollsters questioned 13,000 adult Americans about various aspects of the culture war.