65% of Americans say that people being too easily offended is a major problem; 53% say the same about people saying offensive things to others.
As democratic nations have wrestled with economic, social and geopolitical upheaval in recent years, the future of liberal democracy has come into question. Our international surveys reveal key insights into how citizens think about democratic governance.
48% of US adults say the government should restrict false information online, even if it means losing some freedom to access/publish content.
Here’s a look at how adults in the United States see cancel culture, political correctness and related issues, based on the Center’s surveys.
U.S. adults explain – in their own words – what they think cancel culture means.
Americans are more likely to support than oppose banning Donald Trump's social media accounts, but views are divided along political lines.
Roughly four-in-ten Americans have experienced online harassment, with half of this group citing politics as the reason they think they were targeted. Growing shares face more severe online abuse such as sexual harassment or stalking
Americans have grown more divided on whether offensive content online is taken seriously enough and on which is more important online, free speech or feeling safe.
A majority of Americans say significant changes are needed in the "fundamental design and structure of American government."
Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to say major tech companies favor the views of liberals over conservatives. At the same time, partisans differ on whether social media companies should flag inaccurate information on their platforms.