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Poll: college students don't prioritize free speech

Daryl Tempesta protests in Berkeley, Calif. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

A new Brookings Institution survey claims "freedom of expression is deeply imperiled on U.S. campuses" due to college students not prioritizing First Amendment rights. The survey has been criticized for a number of reasons; former president of the American Association of Public Opinion Polling, Cliff Zukin, told the Guardian it was "junk science."

Context: A number of instances this year have brought First Amendment rights into the spotlight on college campuses, including riots at Berkeley and Princeton holding a Constitution Day lecture titled "F%*# Free Speech."