Princetonians for Free Speech launch a new survey to measure the success of free speech advocacy

May 30, 2023 1 min read

By Jessica Wills
Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression


Excerpt: Princeton University is one of the worst colleges for free speech in the country, according to FIRE’s annual College Free Speech Rankings. But just how bad is it?

That’s the question some alumni started asking back in 2020 when they founded Princetonians for Free Speech, a group of alumni committed to protecting free speech and academic freedom at Princeton. Now, in partnership with College Pulse, the group has surveyed 250 Princeton undergraduates to learn more about the state of free expression on campus and determine how best to leverage their activism. The results are concerning.

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