If Hate Speech Is Free Speech, Millennials Don’t Want It
A new Pew study found American millennials are more likely to favor restricting offensive speech about minorities than are older generations.By Melissa Prax | November 21, 2015
Millennials in the U.S. might not care about the First Amendment as much as older generations. A new Pew study says 40 percent of millennials would be OK with restricted free speech if that speech is used offensively toward minorities.
That’s a big difference from previous generations: 13 percent more than Gen Xers and 16 percent more than baby boomers.
The study also noted people with a college degree prefer free speech more than those with only a high school diploma.