“The survey results accorded with the growing hostility towards free speech that has been trending at schools all over the nation in recent years.”
It’s stunning that this has become the norm in higher education.
Campus Reform reports:
POLL: 63% of college students feel intimidated sharing their opinions on campus
The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale University has released the data for its eighth annual college student survey. The poll focused on questions regarding free speech, hate speech, and the validity of the U.S. Constitution.
According to the survey, 63% of the 803 U.S. college students interviewed admitted to feeling intimidated to share opinions, beliefs, or values that differed from those of their peers.
Similarly, 58% of respondents revealed that they felt “intimidated in sharing an opinion that was different than a professor’s,” an 8% increase from the previous year.
The survey results accorded with the growing hostility towards free speech that has been trending at schools all over the nation in recent years. As Campus Reform reported last year, some colleges have even gone as far as installing warning signs that read, “Attention, free speech being exercised ahead.”
Other universities such as Colorado State provide resources to help students who have been “affected” by free speech, according to Campus Reform
Interestingly, the data recorded by the William F. Buckley Jr. survey did not reflect an overly conservative sample population.
50% of students thought that America was “inextricably linked to white supremacy.” About a third of the students claimed that they would “prefer to live under a socialist system than prefer a capitalist one.” And 78% responded that systemic racism is a dangerous issue in America.
Along with the survey results, the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program posted a quote from their founder Lauren Noble on their page.
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