Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Culture wars around the world: how countries perceive divisions

If we can get the Big Sort and sanctuary cities/counties going on a global scale then we’ve got something.

By Bobby Duffy and Gideon Skinner, King’s College London

When asked to rate their feelings about political correctness on a scale, the British public emerge as jointmost likely of 28 nationalities surveyed to say that people are too easily offended. Only those in Australia and the US feel as strongly that people take offence too readily although other nations, such as Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands are
not far behind.
At the other end of the spectrum, people in India, Turkey and China are most likely to feel that people need to change the way they talk to be more sensitive to those from different backgrounds. On balance, most countries tend towards thinking that we need to change the way people talk.


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