Growing Number Approve of Government Suppression of Speech

This is a very, very sad and distressing revelation.

Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups, while 58% said such speech is OK.

Even though a larger share of Millennials favor allowing offensive speech against minorities, the 40% who oppose it is striking given that only around a quarter of Gen Xers (27%) and Boomers (24%) and roughly one-in-ten Silents (12%) say the government should be able to prevent such speech.

Frankly, I’m ashamed of my generation (Gen X) too. What is clear is that there is growing support for government speech restrictions. I find this kind of talk offensive. I wish the government would prevent people from expressing such views.