Ready for this? Seventy percent of Americans believe that incivility has reached a crisis level. So reports the just- released, fourth annual Civility in America: A Nationwide Survey conducted by public relations firm Weber Shandwick and public affairs firm Powell Tate, in partnership with KRC Research.
Highlights of the study include the following:
- Americans encounter incivility an average of 17.1 times a week, about evenly distributed between online and offline environments
- A total of 26% of Americans have quit a job because they felt it was an uncivil work environment
- A full 24% of Americans report they’ve personally experienced cyberbullying
(the report notes that this is a threefold increase since 2011)
- The majority of Americans, 70%, think the Internet encourages uncivil behavior
- Apparently 87% of Americans said they’d be willing to take a national “civility pledge” on a national holiday such as July 4th
You can read the entire study here.
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