Global Support for Principle of Free Expression, but Opposition to Some Forms of Speech

Global Support for Principle of Free Expression, but Opposition to Some Forms of Speech. Pew Research Center. Richard Wike and Katie Simmons. November 18, 2015.

Although many observers have documented a global decline in democratic rights in recent years, people around the world nonetheless embrace fundamental democratic values, including free expression. The survey finds that majorities in nearly all 38 nations polled say it is at least somewhat important to live in a country with free speech, a free press and freedom on the internet. And across the 38 countries, global medians of 50% or more consider these freedoms very important. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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