Event Title

Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

Presenter Information

Martin Hooper

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Nick Clark

Start Date

24-4-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 2:00 PM

Description

This study is an attempt to understand why people, specifically college students, do or do not tolerate different forms of speech and expression. Political tolerance is the classic dependent variable used to measure opinion on civil liberties. Existing literature on political tolerance suggests that it is affected by political leanings, education, perception of opposing ideologies, and gender, among other things. Prior research is lacking that targets college students and that differentiates opinions of free speech relating to public life from opinions relating to life on a private campus. The results of a survey of 522 Susquehanna University students indicate that a student’s political affiliation, interest in politics, political sophistication, perception of racism, status as a victim of derogatory speech, year in school, and gender all have a significant effect on opinions relating to the regulation of speech both in public life and on a private campus.

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Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

This study is an attempt to understand why people, specifically college students, do or do not tolerate different forms of speech and expression. Political tolerance is the classic dependent variable used to measure opinion on civil liberties. Existing literature on political tolerance suggests that it is affected by political leanings, education, perception of opposing ideologies, and gender, among other things. Prior research is lacking that targets college students and that differentiates opinions of free speech relating to public life from opinions relating to life on a private campus. The results of a survey of 522 Susquehanna University students indicate that a student’s political affiliation, interest in politics, political sophistication, perception of racism, status as a victim of derogatory speech, year in school, and gender all have a significant effect on opinions relating to the regulation of speech both in public life and on a private campus.