Is there a free speech crisis on American university campuses?

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Dec 23, 20

According to a 2016 Knight Foundation survey, most college students feel confident about the security of their freedom of speech.

78% of college students reported they favor an open learning environment that includes offensive views. While a majority of U.S. adults (56%) believe their freedom of speech is secure, their confidence greatly lags behind college students (73%).

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Dec 23, 20

A survey by the American Council on Education (ACE) found a disconnect between students' and college presidents' opinions on free speech.

When asked how they rated the importance of free speech in a democracy, 74% of college presidents responded "Extremely important", and none responded "Not that important". However, 56% of students responded "Extremely important" and 1% responded "Not that Important".

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Dec 23, 20

An American Council on Education (ACE) survey shows most students and college presidents agree that free speech is important.

As part of the 2018 ACE survey, 100% of college presidents responded that free speech was one of the following: "Extremely important" (74%), "Very important" (24%) or "Moderately important" (2%). 99% of students chose one of those same options.

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Dec 23, 20

Students on American university campuses believe most students at other colleges are bad at seeking out contrasting viewpoints.

According to an American Council on Education survey, 58% of students felt their counterparts at other colleges are less adept at listening to other voices. However, they felt students at their own colleges are doing a good job of seeking out and listening to different viewpoints

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Dec 23, 20

According to a 2020 survey, most students on American campuses felt their ability to express their opinions were being stifled.

The Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE) survey found that 60% of students reported feeling they could not express an opinion because of how students, a professor, or their administration would respond.

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