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High School Student Survey
112,003 students
63 questions

Questions (1-10) (11-23) (24-43) (44-53) (54-63)
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24–35. Please indicate whether or not you have been actively involved in any of the following activities at your high school, and if not, whether you would like to be involved in such activities.
If NO: Would you like to be?
24. 8% Yes 92% No     25. 23% Yes 77% No Student newspaper
26. 4 Yes 96 No     27. 15 Yes 85 No Student magazine with a news component (Category does not include student literary magazines or yearbook)
28. 4 Yes 96 No     29. 30 Yes 70 No Student-run radio station with a news component
30. 5 Yes 95 No     31. 27 Yes 73 No Student-run television station with a news component
32. 5 Yes 95 No     33. 18 Yes 82 No Student Internet or World-Wide Web publication with a news component
34. 5 Yes 95 No     35. 18 Yes 82 No Any other form of student media with a news component
36–38. Do you currently...           41. Overall, do you think the press in America has too much freedom to do what it wants, too little freedom to do what it wants, or is the amount of freedom the press has about right?
36. Volunteer for a community service organization   32% Too much freedom
35% Yes                 10 Too little freedom
65 No                 37 About right
                    21 Don’t know
37. Volunteer for service activities in a religious organization   For each of the following statements, please circle if you agree or disagree that someone should be allowed to do it...
32% Yes                
68% No                 42. People should be allowed to express unpopular opinions.
                    51% Strongly agree
38. Participate in community social clubs or organizations   32 Mildly agree
28% Yes                 5 Mildly disagree
72 No                 2 Strongly disagree
                    10 Don’t know

40. The First Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution more than 200 years ago. This is what it says:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Based on your own feelings about the First Amendment, please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees.

  43. People should be allowed to burn or deface the American flag as a political statement.
  8% Strongly agree
  8 Mildly agree
  11 Mildly disagree
  63 Strongly disagree
  10 Don’t know
12% Strongly agree              
23 Mildly agree              
19 Mildly disagree              
25 Strongly disagree              
21 Don’t know              

Questions (1-10) (11-23) (24-43) (44-53) (54-63)




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