Pew Study: Democrats, Millennials Support Curbing Free Speech

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Campus Reform noted:

A shocking 40 percent of Millennials surveyed by Pew reported that they favor government restrictions on offensive iterations, compared to just 27 percent of Gen Xers, 24 percent of Boomers, and 12 percent of Silents.

Responses also differed markedly along political, racial, and even gender lines. Women, for instance, were much more likely than men (33 percent versus 23 percent) to support restricting offensive speech, and the disparity was even greater between whites and non-whites (23 percent versus 38 percent).

Moreover, 27 percent of political independents and 35 percent of registered Democrats expressed support for censoring offensive statements, compared to just 18 percent of Republicans.