A significant number of Americans are afraid to express their political views, a new survey has found.
This is not surprising.
We are living in a time when the liberal media singles out individuals for wrongthink and people lose their jobs and income. Cancel culture has gotten so bad that people are terrified of saying the wrong thing.
The Daily Caller reports:
‘Walking On Eggshells’: 62% Of Americans Are Afraid To Express Political Views, Survey Finds
Self-censorship is on the rise according to a new Cato Institute survey that reports nearly two-thirds of Americans are afraid to share their political views.
A new CATO Institute/YouGov national survey found 62% of Americans say the political climate today prevents them from saying what they believe. This is up several points from 2017 when 58% of Americans said they were afraid to share their political beliefs.
“31% of liberals, 30% of moderates and 34% of conservatives are worried their political views could get them fired or harm their career trajectory,” the CATO survey stated.
A recent poll conducted by Politico found that a plurality of Americans believe cancel culture has gone too far.
“There have been shifts across the board, where more people among all political groups feel they are walking on eggshells,” the CATO survey found, adding, “majorities of Democrats (52%), independents (59%) and Republicans (77%) who all agree they have political opinions they are afraid to share.”
The survey found there was one group which is still comfortable speaking out. Staunch liberals.
The very people who are driving cancel culture.
This is an affront to free speech.
NEW POLL ON CANCEL CULTURE:
• 27% of Americans say cancel culture had a positive impact on society.
• 49% say it had a negative impact.
• 46% say cancel culture has gone too far.
• 10% say it hasn’t gone far enough.
• 26% have no opinion. https://t.co/VAf57C1n7k
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 22, 2020
New national survey finds 62% of voters say today’s political climate prevents them from saying what they believe.
I’m surprised that isn’t higher…perhaps they were too fearful to even say they feared expressing their opinion?
Cancel culture must end.
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) July 23, 2020