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Survey: 41 Percent of College Students Don't Believe ‘Hate Speech' Should be Protected


Added 05-23-19 12:38:02pm EST - “"Over half of college students agree that shouting speakers down is 'always' or 'sometimes' acceptable."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Survey: 41 Percent of College Students Don't Believe 'Hate Speech' Should be Protected”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“Over half of college students agree that shouting speakers down is ‘always’ or ‘sometimes’ acceptable.”

The First Amendment exists to protect speech we don’t like. Also, who decides what qualifies as hate speech?

A new report has revealed that support of the First Amendment among college students seems to be decreasing, as nearly half of students believe that hate speech should not be protected.

Conducted by the Knight Foundation, the survey reveals that 41 percent of college students believe hate speech should not be protected under the First Amendment, while 58 percent believe that it should be protected. While the majority of students believe that hate speech should be protected, 53 percent of college women contend it should not be protected, as well a majority of black students.

Over half of college students agree that shouting speakers down is “always” or “sometimes” acceptable. At the same time, 83 percent of college students agree that using violence to end an event is “never acceptable.”

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