96% Say Free Speech is Important; 81% Say Diversity is Important

Ninety-six percent (96%) of voters say free speech is important. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 81% say the same about diversity and 75% see inclusiveness as important.

Those totals include 80% who say free speech is Very Important; 49% who say diversity is Very Important; and, 40% who see inclusiveness as Very Important.

Data released earlier showed that 79% of voters believe that free speech protects minority rights. Also, 64% believe no one is empowered more by free speech than the historically marginalized and dispossessed.

Just 22% think that those who support free speech are enemies of diversity. Sixty-nine percent (69%) reject that view.

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How important are each of the following:

Free speech:

80%    Very important

16%    Somewhat important

1%   Not very important 

1%   Not at all important

2%    Not sure


40%    Very important

35%    Somewhat important

12%   Not very important 

3%   Not at all important

9%    Not sure


49%    Very important

32%    Somewhat important

11%   Not very important 

4%   Not at all important

4%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on October 28-30, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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