Virginia Poll: Half of Residents Prefer Protecting against Discrimination Over Free Speech

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A poll by Virginia Commonwealth University found that half of Virginia residents preferred protection from discrimination over freedom of speech:

The poll, conducted by the university’s Office of Public Policy Outreach, found that 50 percent of Virginians emphasize protecting college students from discrimination at the expense of free speech.

Meanwhile, just 40 percent of residents believe that an emphasis should instead be placed on “unlimited freedom of expression” at the risk of discrimination, with a remaining 10 percent of the population being undecided.

 

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