By Tom Lindsay
Just how bad is the state of free speech and debate on America’s campuses? In March 2018, Gallup/Knight looked to answer this question through conducting a survey of more than 3,000 college students. The results are frightening: The survey reveals that 61 percent of American college students find that their school prevents some students and faculty from openly declaring their views because others might deem them “offensive.”
Perhaps worse, the new poll shows that a majority of today’s college students have become comfortable with their intellectual chains: Another survey question asked them to decide whether free speech or “inclusion” matter more. A majority (53 percent) opted for inclusion, whereas 46 percent tapped free speech as the more important of the two.
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