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What US college students think about free speech

John Villasenor, nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation, discusses college students’ views on the First Amendment, based on a recent survey of 1,500 current undergraduate students. Villasenor finds that a concerning number of students lack essential knowledge regarding what the First Amendment does and does not protect.

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