‘They’re alienating their workforce and even making it more difficult for them to recruit people’
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By Alexa Schwerha
Daily Caller News Foundation
A majority of Americans are afraid to express political or religious views in the workplace, according to an Ipsos poll released Tuesday sponsored by the conservative legal group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).
More than 60% of respondents said that expressing political or religious views at work would result in negative consequences, while approximately 25% admitted to knowing someone who experienced negative responses for expressing such views, according to the results. The findings mirror data collected through the Viewpoint Diversity Score Business Index which rates “viewpoint diversity in corporate product and service offerings, workplaces, and in the public square,” according to its website.
Respondents are also hesitant to post political content on social media and would prefer companies include a wide range of beliefs in its commitment to diversity, according to the results. A plurality supports companies adopting policies that protect viewpoint diversity.