A new survey published by The Brookings Institution finds that about one-in-five undergraduate students approve of using violence to shut down controversial speakers.
A majority of undergraduate students at U. S. four-year colleges and universities also agreed with a hypothetical protest in which a group ‘opposed to the speaker disrupts the speech by loudly and repeatedly shouting so that the audience cannot hear the speaker.’
According to the survey, 51 percent of students agreed that such a demonstration would be acceptable, while 49 percent disagreed. Not surprisingly, the response to the hypothetical scenario was also largely partisan, with 62 percent of Democrats approving of the protest, compared to just 39 percent of Republicans .
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 21, 2017.