The 2018 VOTER Survey (Views of the Electorate Research Survey) was conducted in partnership with the survey firm YouGov. In total, 6,005 adults (ages 18 and up) with internet access took the survey online between April 5 and May 14, 2018.
Of these respondents, 4,705 individuals were originally interviewed by YouGov in 2011–2012 as part of the 2012 Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project (CCAP), and then again in the December 2016 VOTER Survey. In addition, 4,052 of these 4,705 respondents were also interviewed in the July 2017 VOTER Survey. Thus, most respondents had previously participated in five prior surveys: December 2011, November 2012, July 2016 (presidential primary vote preference), December 2016, and June 2017.
The results and the data confirm why many have left the Democrat Party…#WalkAway:
43% of Democrats vs. 70% of Republicans think that people “should be allowed to express unpopular opinions in public, even those that are deeply offensive”. Strikingly, a similar proportion of Democrats support speech restrictions (39%).
By far the most supportive of speech restrictions are–wait for it–white liberals and Democrats in the 18-29 age category.
Specifically, college students (circa 2018) are significantly more supportive of speech restrictions than non-students, and Democratic students (58%) are the most restrictionist overall.