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ERIC Number: ED077052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 8
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The Relationship of Age, Sex, Education and Urbanization to Free Speech Attitudes.
Haiman, Franklyn S.
This paper reports the findings of two surveys, compares them to previous research, and discusses the combined implications. Both surveys, (the first, conducted in Denmark in 1969; and the second, in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, in 1971) reinforced previous findings of significant correlations between attitudes toward freedom of speech and the variables of age, sex, education, and urbanization. The author further discusses liberality of attitude as correlated with intravariable differences such as was found among younger and older adults, and suburban and central city residents, etc. From the collective research data a hypothesis is derived, namely, that levels of tolerance increase or diminish as the modes of expression in question appear to serve or threaten vested interests. (Author/LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (Chicago, December 1972)