WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixty-one percent of U.S. college students agree that the climate on their campus prevents some people from expressing their views because others might find them offensive. In 2016, 54% of college students held this view.
College Students Increasingly Perceive Their Campus Climate Prevents People From Saying Things They Believe
Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with the following statement: The climate on my campus prevents some people from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive.
GALLUP/KNIGHT FOUNDATION 2017 COLLEGE STUDENT SURVEY
These results are based on a 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey of 3,014 randomly sampled U.S. college students about First Amendment issues. The survey is an update of a nationally representative 2016 Knight Foundation/Newseum Institute/Gallup survey on the same topic.