Results for - Godwin's Law

1,631 voters participated in this survey

1. Godwin's Law (1990) in it's original form stated "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1". Before today, have you ever heard of Godwin's Law?

Yes
9%
142 votes
No
81%
1,323 votes
Undecided
10%
166 votes

2. A corollary to Godwin's Law is that the first person who brings up Hitler or Nazis in an online discussion loses, and the discussion is over. This corollary is more familiar and widely used than the original law; have you heard of it before today?

Yes
7%
122 votes
No
80%
1,301 votes
Undecided
13%
208 votes

3. Has anyone ever told you that you've lost a debate because you've violated Godwin's Law?

Yes
3%
52 votes
No
69%
1,120 votes
Undecided
4%
69 votes
Not Applicable
24%
390 votes

4. Have you ever told anyone they've lost a debate because s/he violated Godwin's Law?

Yes
4%
63 votes
No
66%
1,075 votes
Undecided
4%
64 votes
Not Applicable
26%
429 votes

5. Hitler was not the only murderous dictator in recent history. Have you ever referenced (or would you reference) any of the following historical figures instead of Hitler to avoid violating Godwin's Law?

Joseph Stalin (USSR)
13%
217 votes
Pol Pot (Cambodia)
7%
117 votes
Mao Tse-Tung (China)
9%
143 votes
Kim Jong-Il (North Korea)
11%
176 votes
Benito Mussolini (Italy)
9%
148 votes
N/A
77%
1,251 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
28 votes
06/20/2015 Living 1631 33 By: tg85

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