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Study shows students confused, divided on First Amendment

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Less than half of college students are aware that the First Amendment protects hate speech, and about a third of those believe hate speech shouldn't be protected, according to a new survey of students’ opinions on campus expression.

The October study from the nonprofit, nonpartisan group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education showed partisan divides on many subjects, like campus protests and guest speakers. Some members of the University community say they see this ideological gap growing more evident on the University’s campus.

Read the story in the MN Daily.


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