40% of College Students Don’t Believe Hate Speech Should be Protected Speech
Do you think hate speech should be protected under the First Amendment?
A recent Knight Foundation survey showed that 41 percent of college students believe hate speech should not be protected under the First Amendment. While some forms of speech are not protected, including slander or speech that incites violence, “offensive” or “hate” speech has traditionally retained First Amendment protection.
Do you think Congress should be able to enact laws against hate speech? If so, who decides what’s hateful? Or, do you believe that exposure to uncomfortable views is included in the cost of a free society?