Friday, December 21, 2018

This NPR Poll Shows Hope For America

52% of Americans say they are against the county becoming more politically correct. By contrast, only 1/3 want us to be more politically correct and more sensitive in what we say. This is according to a NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll conducted at the beginning of December.

There is a divide between those who want the country to be more politically correct and those of us that don't.
There are huge partisan, racial and gender divides on the question of sensitivity. The only groups in which majorities said they were in favor of people being more sensitive were Democrats, adults under 30, African-Americans and small city/suburban women...

Majorities of whites, Latinos, Americans over 30 and small city/suburban men, though, said the opposite. Just 1 in 7 Republicans and a third of independents said they like the country becoming more politically correct and people being sensitive in their comments.

There's also a big gender divide by place and education. Women who live in small cities or the suburbs say people need to be more sensitive, 52 percent vs. 37 percent. But just a quarter of men who live in the same place say so (27 to 57 percent), making for what have to be some very divided dinner tables.

White women with college degrees are split, but slightly more of them than not say people should be sensitive (46 to 43 percent). Nearly two-thirds of white men with college degrees, however, say the country is becoming too politically correct. (Roughly the same percentage of white men without a college degree feel the same way.)
 The story goes on to note that this poll should be a big warning to progressive Democrats because a majority of independents are against moving to be more politically correct. Given the propensity of Democrats to play to their base, this could be a big turn off in 2020.

You can listen to the story below:

So in conclusion, I'll just say Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, build the wall, and if my guns offend you, tough.

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