Is America too rude?

Asked to rate groups, media outlets and individuals from most to least rude, the public came up with these uncivil/civil ratings:

Political campaigns … 76/18

Government … 69/25


Pop culture … 65/24

American public … 63/32…

Rudeness is becoming the new normal. One year ago, 33 percent of Americans accepted incivility “as an inherent part of the political process.” But this year, that figure has risen to 40 percent. That’s an increase of more than 21 percent in just one year.

“Thus, the shock value of contentious and uncivil discourse may be wearing off,” the survey concludes.

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