"Roughly 92 percent of conservatives said they would be friends with a liberal, and just 3 percent said that they would not have a liberal friend. Among liberals, however, almost a quarter said they would not have a conservative friend." --
Survey at UNC: 25% of students said it would be OK to create an obstruction so that a campus speaker could not address audience. Such a minority is hard to stop. Worse for campus: 68% of conservatives self-censored (49% of moderates & 24% of liberals).
Proportion of UNC students who said it was OK to prevent a campus speaker from speaking: Liberals 19%, Moderates 3%, Conservatives 3%
Roughly 92 percent of conservatives said they would be friends with a liberal, and just 3 percent said that they would not have a liberal friend. Among liberals, however, almost a quarter said they would not have a conservative friend.
Evidence That Conservative Students Really Do Self-Censor - The Atlantic
“'Self-identified conservative students do in fact face distinct challenges related to viewpoint expression at UNC,' the authors conclude."
"" "This authoritarian view* was held by about 19% of self-identifying liberals, 3%of moderates, and 3% of conservatives." *preventing "objectionable" speaker from speaking. But socialpsych can't find leftwing authoritarians anywhere! ht
A survey at UNC finds its professors are open to all sorts of views, but that a worryingly large number of students are not.
“Roughly 92 percent of conservatives said they would be friends with a liberal, and just 3 percent said that they would not have a liberal friend. Among liberals, however, almost a quarter said they would not have a conservative friend."
"Self-censorship is among several significant reasons to believe that free speech remains under threat on American campuses, harming undergraduate education," writes.
Results in from large study of Chapel Hill students: campus intolerance is predominantly a phenomenon of the left. "Liberal" students more than SIX TIMES as likely as conservative ones (19.2% vs. minuscule 3%) to favor shutting down opposing speakers.
25.5% of respondents said it‘s appropriate to create an obstruction to prevent a speaker from addressing an audience. College is a place to discuss ideas, not shut them down. Try having a conversation, it’s likely that you agree on more than you disagree.
I’m on vacation! In sunny, ridiculous Florida! But time, tide, and Twitter wait for no man, and I see that today brought somethings from . In it, he cites a new survey of UNC students to establish that conservative self-censorship takes place.
UNC students were asked if it would be appropriate to “create an obstruction" to stop expression of an offensive viewpoint (e.g., making it impossible for a lecturer to speak). 19% of liberals, 3% of moderates, and 3% of conservatives answered "yes."
More coverage on report by & Mark McNeilly. posed an excellent question : is all self-censorship bad? Sometimes civil discourse may call for some self-censorship?
Silence is not agreement: : “19 percent of self-identifying liberals, 3 percent of moderates, and 3 percent of conservatives” said it’s OK to “create an obstruction, such that a campus speaker endorsing this idea could not address an audience.”
The condition of free speech and open discourse in American higher education. Here's some commentary on a new study from and about the University of North Carolina.
Good news - most students in this [limited] study support viewpoint diversity Bad news - 1 in 4 believe it is okay to silence or suppress "wrong views" while the vast majority of conservatives are self-censoring in class #highered
An authoritarian 25% of students drive conservative self-censorship. New UNC report, courtesy of :
This article about self-censored and explicitly censored speech on campus written by is disturbing. Well worth a read...
Troubling look at the costs of campus orthodoxy, by . “Just 3 percent [of conservatives] said that they would not have a liberal friend. Among liberals, however, almost a quarter said they would not have a conservative friend.”
“Schieffer and the board’s staff said that they found no evidence of an ‘ideological imbalance’ adversely affecting the university’s students.” Don’t know about SD, but speech IS stifled on campus. Schools may not know because students self-censure
25.5% surveyed at UNC said it would be appropriate to “create an obstruction, such that a campus speaker... could not address an audience.” This authoritarian view was held by about 19 percent of self-identifying "liberals" & 3 percent of conservatives
Another fascinating piece from
Evidence That Conservative Students Really Do Self-Censor.
Troubling look at the costs of campus orthodoxy, by . “Just 3 percent [of conservatives] said that they would not have a liberal friend. Among liberals, however, almost a quarter said they would not have a conservative friend.”
Evidence That Conservative Students Really Do Self-Censor - The Atlantic
However, as argued at the time, there is serious room for improvement. In particular, Friedersdorf notes the high % of students who approve of deplatforming and say they practice self-censorship.