Knight Foundation
Mar 12, 2018 · 5 min read

Here are 8 findings that stood out to us:

1. Free expression is important, but so is diversity

2. Students support free speech, but increasingly favor limits

3. Confidence in the security of First Amendment rights is dropping

4. Political conservatives are seen as less able to express their views

5. Some students say shouting down speakers and using violence is sometimes acceptable

6. Social media can stifle free expression

7. Students believe social media companies should be responsible for limiting hate speech

8. Trust in the media varies depending on political affiliation

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