Nearly two-thirds of employed adults in the United States believe that respectfully explaining their political or religious beliefs at work can result in negative repercussions, according to a new report.
An Ipsos survey was commissioned as part of Alliance Defending Freedom’s Viewpoint Diversity Score initiative. The “Freedom at Work” survey polled approximately 3,000 employed U.S. adults from Oct. 7 to Nov. 16, 2022, with a credibility interval of +/- 2.5 points for the whole sample.
Among their findings released Tuesday, researchers found that three out of five respondents said it was “likely or somewhat likely” that “respectfully expressing religious or political viewpoints would” result in “negative consequences at work.”
Additionally, one in four respondents said they knew “someone who has experienced negative consequences for respectfully expressing their religious and political viewpoints.”
ADF Senior Counsel and Senior Vice President for Corporate Engagement Jeremy Tedesco was quoted in the announcement as saying that “these survey results show that a significant number of employees” are afraid “their religious or political views could cost them their job.”
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