WASHINGTON, D.C. — A survey of adults in the U.S. released Wednesday revealed that 52 percent of Americans are against the country becoming more politically correct.
The poll was conducted over the phone by the Marist Institute, and sponsored by NPR and PBS NewsHour. 55 percent of Democrats polled favored the country becoming "more politically correct" and said they "like when people are more sensitive in their comments about others", while 76 percent of Republicans polled said they were "against the country becoming more politically correct" and were "upset that there are too many things people can't say anymore".
As a whole, 36 percent of those polled were for political correctness, and 52 percent were against. The survey noted that this was different by several percentage points from a 2010 Fox News poll, which found 56 percent against political correctness and only 28 percent for.
Independents joined Republicans in being, on average, against political correctness, by a margin of 53 percent to 33 percent.
Those polled did agree on one thing, regardless of party: a lack of respect between Americans as opposed to a few years ago. 72 percent of Democrats thought Americans were less respectful of each other, along with 64 percent of Republicans and 70 percent of independents.