Lowdown: A civil tongue

Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate released the "Civility in America: A Nationwide Survey" report, examining whether common courtesy is on the decline in the country's politics and in the media.

Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate released the "Civility in America: A Nationwide Survey" report, examining whether common courtesy is on the decline in the country's politics and in the media. Working with KRC Research, they found a 140% increase in online mentions of "civility" since June 2010. More than 63% of respondents told the agencies that they "believe we have a major civility problem in America," while 81% "believe incivility in our government is harming America's future."

Source: The third annual Weber Shandwick poll on "Civility in America: A Nationwide Survey" was released June 13. It was conducted in April and polled more than 1,000 US adults on their attitudes toward civility in politics and other aspects of American life.

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