Saturday, June 22, 2019

Free speech support highest among liberals and college grads

According to the stats here. So much for the Peterson's of the world making a blanket, straw man case against those evil, postmodern liberals.

"Overall public support for free speech is rising over time, not falling. People on the political right are less supportive of free speech than people on the left. College graduates are more supportive than non-graduates. Indeed, a 2016 Knight Foundation survey showed that college students are likely than the overall population to support restrictions on speech on campus. […] The alarm about student protesters, in other words, though not always mistaken about particular cases, is generally grounded in a completely mistaken view of the big-picture state of American society and public opinion, both on and off campus."

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