Forty Percent Of Students Okay With Disruption

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Of guest speakers, that is, not of themselves or their curriculum or their surroundings. “An overwhelming majority of American college students say they support the First Amendment, yet more than 4 in 10 think it’s OK to disrupt a speaker on campus,” Tristan Justice writes on The Daily Signal. “That’s according to findings released Thursday from the 2018 Buckley Program Survey sponsored by the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale University.”

“The survey shows that 79 percent of undergraduate students said the First Amendment’s protections for free speech need to be respected and followed, yet 41 percent said it was appropriate to shut down or disrupt a speaker on campus.”