High school students undervalue First Amendment - study

[JURIST] Findings of a new survey [press release] of American high school students announced Monday suggest that more than one in three believes that the First Amendment "goes too far" in the rights it grants and protects, while half of the students surveyed said that newspapers should have to receive government approval before publishing its stories. The survey, sponsored by the Knight Foundation [official website], also revealed indifference toward the First Amendment and ignorance of the specific protections it guarantees. The Knight Foundation project Future of the First Amendment [official website] has posted a webcast [streaming video] of Monday's news conference announcing the study, and Knight reports the study's methodology. AP has more.



 

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