Rude Co-Workers? It May Get Worse, Study Says

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Have you noticed that there's a lot more negativity at work lately? Less patience, more competition, maybe longer hours that lead to short tempers and frayed nerves? For the second year in a row, about two-thirds, or 65 percent of Americans say that civility is a major problem, and it's extending to all areas of life -- especially the workplace where we spend so much of our time.

And it's only getting worse, according to the annual "Civility in America" poll released today by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate in partnership with KRC Research. Over one-half of Americans (55 percent) believe that civility in America will decline in the next few years.