Support of First Amendment Empowers Students

By | October 14, 2015

Students rated their support for the freedom of expression with five questions about First Amendment rights: the rights to voice unpopular opinions, use offensive lyrics, deface the flag, criticize the government, and publish controversial content. They also indicated if they think First Amendment rights go too far.

Most students endorsed at least four of the five rights and disagreed that the First Amendment goes too far.

Student journalists who supported a greater number of free expression rights also were more likely than those who supported fewer rights to feel that they can use their student media for civic change.

See info on statistical differences here.