Most Americans believe that they have been victims of incivility and admit they themselves have been rude towards people, a survey has revealed.
The survey covering 1,000 Americans, conducted by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate in partnership with KRC Research, revealed that 86 percent of Americans have been messed over by someone else, out of which 72 percent have been victims of incivility while driving and 65 percent while shopping.
About six in 10 Americans admit they themselves have been rude, Politico reports.
Ninety-one percent respondents said that globally "incivility has negative consequences for America and is perceived to be harming America's future, hurting its reputation on the world stage and preventing it from moving forward."
The survey revealed over four in ten Americans have experienced incivility in the workplace, with 65 percent blaming their bosses for it, and 59 percent blaming fellow employees.
According to the survey, a majority of Americans believe that incivility is growing in country's politics.
Some 85 percent of Americans think politics is becoming increasingly uncivil, and 74 percent think incivility in the 2012 presidential race will worsen.
Nearly 35 percent blame the media for this, and 27 percent blame political party leaders.