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Poll: Americans are closely divided over whether there is too much prejudice or too much political correctness

WASHINGTON – Americans are closely divided over whether there is too much prejudice or too much political correctness in the country today, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Morning Consult poll found that 52% of the respondents said there is too much prejudice and 48% said there is too much political correctness.

Fifty-nine percent of women said there is too much prejudice, compared with 41% of men.

Conversely, 53% of men said there is too much political correctness, whereas 47% of women said the same.

Twenty-nine percent of white men said there is too much prejudice, compared with 71% of the rest of the respondents.

Conversely, 47% of white men said there is too much political correctness, whereas 53% of the rest of the respondents said the same.

Seventeen percent of Republicans said there is too much prejudice, compared with 49% of Democrats and 34% of independent voters.

Conversely, 46% of Republicans said there is too much political correctness, whereas 18% of Democrats and 36% of independent voters said the same.

Thirty-six percent of those who said they approve of President Donald Trump said there is too much prejudice, compared with 58 percent of those who said they disapprove of Trump.

Conversely, 62 percent of those who said they approve of Trump said there is too much political correctness, whereas 33 percent of those who disapprove of Trump said the same.

A majority of the respondents said they feel free to share their opinions about controversial issues, however, 75% said the current political climate inhibits honest discussion.

The survey included 13,206 respondents and was carried out Feb. 6-March. 15. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1%.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News 





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