Majority of Viewers Believe Joe Biden Should Publically Apologize for Cursing
Half of viewers say Biden's cursing will negatively affect views of U.S. Government
Flemington, NJ, March 26, 2010 – A new media study among 286 viewers of a video clip featuring the signing of the health care reform plan revealed that the majority (61%) reported that Vice President Joe Biden should publically apologize for using profanity after introducing President Obama.
The study was conducted during March 25-26 by HCD Research using its MediaCurves.com® website, to obtain viewers’ perceptions of a video clip in which Joe Biden curses after introducing President Obama during a signing ceremony for the new health care reform plan. To view detailed results go to: www.mediacurves.com.
The majority of viewers (79%) indicated that Biden’s use of profanity when speaking to President Obama was inappropriate. In addition, slightly more than half of the viewers (51%) reported that Biden’s use of profanity will negatively affect perceptions of the United States government.
Among the findings:
Do you think that Vice President Joe Biden should publically apologize for using profanity during this event?
Do you think it was appropriate for Joe Biden to use profanity when speaking to President Obama?
Do you think Vice President Joe Biden’s use of profanity will influence people’s views of the United States government?
Yes, it will positively affect views of the United States government
Yes, it will negatively affect views of the United States government
No, it will not affect views of the United States government
While viewing the video, participants indicated their perceived levels of agreement by moving their mouse from left to right on a continuum. The responses were recorded in quarter-second intervals and reported in the form of curves. The participants were also asked to respond to post-viewing questions.
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I think that it would not have been noticeable without the subtitle, and that the media is drawing more attention to it than they should.
I didn't quite catch the profanity involved.
I understand that profanity has its place but this was disgraceful from a person in that position.
it doesnt matter what profanities people say as long as its not too offensive.
It seems to me Biden keeps making mistakes.
Only person he should say sorry to is the President. He was talking to him.
I think you are making a big deal of a whispered impromptu statement. Why don't you focus on the outspoken negative outbursts and incitements of violence from politicians?
I enjoyed the opportunity to voice my opinions about the conduct of our government. It shows NO class for our government to conduct itself like this and makes us all look like idiots without the ability to use restraint or proper grammar.
It is unthinkable for a public figure to speak in this manner...I can hardly believe he did that.
I definitely do not approve of a public figure using profanity on TV or during a public appearance.
These people lead such a great nation! What kind of example do they set for younger generations?
There just is no reason for anyone to use profance language
If you seldom or ever curse, it is sometimes the best way to prove a point. This is not a big deal at all.
Even though our people in government have a duty to be respectful and professional, and to be good role models as citizens, a little joking or swearing makes them more human to the people.
I'm not offended by profanity, but understand the majority of bible touting America is.
I think it is in very bad taste to use profanity in public, especially you are a public servent.
The behavior of our vice president is despicable. We have sunk to an all time low level as a country.
The Vice President showed himself for who he really is
i think it is a great thing, finally we have people in office wwho are real and down to earth. not afraid to say what they mean or feel, they are human like the rest of us!!!!!!!!!
they seem to be great buddys so it was only boy talking
Biden was wrong but...I say don't keep beating him up for it ..let it go. He should know better..maybe next time he will
Because of the status of the person and the public nature of the situation (i.e. - being on camera), the profanity was innapropriate. Public officials ought to be respectable as well as likeable. Since we have a voting society, all elected officials are on a job interview every time they step in front of a camera.
That said, I think this instance ought to be moved on from quickly.
lack of morals explains his actions
America was watching with their families and to use profanity at that time was very stupid. Use your brain, think before you speak.
those in power should never cuss.people always will think less of them if they do!!!
by Eddie G. (Anonymous User)
on Saturday, August 4, 2012 @ 11:59:04 PM (#7898
I think that Biden is a fool for cursing like that.