Poll: High Rates Of U.S. College Students Support Violence, Shouting To Stop Free Speech The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joy Pullmann

Poll: High Rates Of U.S. College Students Support Violence, Shouting To Stop Free Speech
The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joy Pullmann

Posted on 9/22/2017, 11:41:10 AM by Mafe

It’s not just crazy places like the University of California at Berkeley where surprisingly large numbers of U.S. college students believe that violence and shouting are acceptable methods to prevent people from saying things. Fifty-one percent of all U.S. college students believe shouting is an acceptable response to free speech, and one in five (19 percent) believe violence is an acceptable response, according to results from a national survey of 1,500 students in 49 states and DC.

Fifty-three percent of survey respondents said colleges should “create a positive learning environment for all students by prohibiting certain speech or expression of viewpoints that are offensive or biased against certain groups of people” rather than “create an open learning environment where students are exposed to all types of speech and viewpoints, even if it means allowing speech that is offensive or biased against certain groups of people.”

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