July 22, 2016
The Pew Research Center released a survey on Wednesday showing that a majority of Americans, 59 percent, agree that “too many people are easily offended these days over the language that others use.”
Only 39 percent of those surveyed thought that “people need to be more careful about the language they use to avoid offending people with different backgrounds.”
Pew’s survey found substantial divisions in party affiliation, gender, and race in the survey results.
While 78 percent of Republicans agreed that people are too easily offended only 37 percent of Democrats thought that was the case, with even wider divisions among Donald Trump and Clinton supporters. Eighty-three percent of Trump supporters thought too many people are easily offended compared with just 39 percent of those who support Hillary Clinton.