Americans want First Amendment ‘to reflect cultural norms of today’

The study, conducted by the Campaign for Free Speech, found that some 51 percent of Americans believe the amendment – adopted in 1791 – ‘should be updated to reflect the cultural norms of today.’

Source: Americans want First Amendment ‘to reflect cultural norms of today’

Majority of Americans want to change the First Amendment: Study found that people want JAIL TIME for hate speech as they call for updates to 200-year-old law ‘to reflect cultural norms of today’

  • The study found that some 51 percent of Americans believe that the amendment – first adopted in 1791 – ‘should be updated to reflect the cultural norms of today’
  • It was conducted by the Campaign for Free Speech who claimed the findings ‘indicate free speech is under more threat than previously believed’
  • As far as punishment for hate crimes, some 54 percent of those Americans surveyed found that they would prefer ‘possible jail time’ 
  • 57 percent felt that the government should take action against newspapers and TV stations that publish content that is ‘biased, inflammatory or false’
  • 54 percent of respondents felt like consequence for media personnel should be nothing more than a ticket 
  • Some 49 percent felt ‘Facebook should monitor and restrict offensive speech and views’ 
  • According to Bob Lystad, executive director of the Campaign For Free Speech, the findings are ‘frankly extraordinary’  
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