Interesting (albeit frustrating) numbers from a poll that attempts to measure public attitudes toward both Political Correctness and so-called ‘hate speech’. The headline takeaway is the seeming contradiction that: “81% of poll respondents said they think political correctness is problematic, and 82% said hate speech is an issue”. Among the public, is there significant cognitive dissonance on these issues?
Some other interesting facets:
The study found that ‘progressive activists’ were the only of the seven categorized political groups to express strong support for political correctness. The co-authors said the group makes up 8 percent of the U.S. population.
IOW, 8% of the general population (i.e., our SJWs) are a loud bunch who, increasingly, are getting their way when it comes to the formalization and bureaucratization of PC dogma.
Majorities of different demographic groups said political correctness is a problem. That viewpoint was shared by 79 percent of whites, 82 percent of Asians, 87 percent of Hispanics, 88 percent of American Indians and 75 percent of African Americans.
Wow. POCs think PC is a problem more than whites?! What that tell me: There are huge numbers of self-loathing whites racked with liberal white guilt.
The study found that the greatest predictors for whether a person believes political correctness is an issue is their education and income.
Eighty-three percent of respondents who make less than $50,000 a year said political correctness is a problem, compared with 73 percent of respondents who make more than $100,000.
Similarly, 87 percent of respondents who did not go to college said political correctness is an issue, while 66 percent of those with postgrad degrees shared that sentiment.
Stands to reason: the wealthier and more educated a liberal is, the more rigidly he believes in PC dogma.