Posted on November 1, 2018

One in Three College Students Believe Physical Violence Is Justified to Prevent ‘Hate Speech’: Survey

Caleb Parke, Fox News, October 31, 2018

The majority of college students favor banning speakers who use “hate speech”, with a third justifying the use of violence to prevent such rhetoric from happening, a new survey has found.

The results come from a national online survey of 800 full-time undergraduates conducted by McLaughlin & Associates and sponsored by Yale University’s William F. Buckly, Jr. Program.


But James Freeman, the assistant editor of the The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page, told “Fox & Friends” that there is a fear for both students and professors at colleges to speak out, even though the survey found a majority of students said their professors share their political beliefs in the classroom when it has nothing to do with the subject at hand.

A majority of students, 53%, say they feel “intimidated” to share their ideas, opinions, or beliefs in the classroom because they are not the same as their professors, while a slightly larger majority fears expressing themselves because of differences of opinion with classmates.


“College campuses are not safe for conservatives or Trump-supporting students,” Kirk told Fox News. “The left has become increasingly violent and intolerant towards other views.”