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Poll: One Third of Americans Think First Amendment Goes Too Far

In a survey released today by theNewseum Institute, 34 percent of Americans say the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees, up from 13 percent in last year's survey. This is the largest single-year increase in the history of the State of the First Amendment national survey.

The Newseum Institute's First Amendment Center-sponsored survey has been conducted since 1997 to determine public knowledge and opinion about the First Amendment and related issues. The results were released today by First Amendment Center President Ken Paulson and Newseum Institute Chief Operating Officer Gene Policinski at a luncheon for high school students attending the 2013 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference.

Source: Newseum Institute. Read full article. (link)

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  • Jeff||

    Thankfully it's still legal to say fuck all those motherfuckers.

    I think...

  • ||

    FYM: Fuck Ya'll Motherfuckers

  • ant1sthenes||

    Did they collect a list of everyone who thought the First Amendment went too far? Um, I don't want to know for any reason or anything.

  • Steve G||

    Sooo Newseum discovers something troubling regarding the 1st Amendment? Nice conflict of interest there