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Analysis: 2004 State of First Amendment survey report
By Paul K. McMasters Americans in significant numbers still appear willing to regulate speech of those they don’t like, don’t agree with or find offensive. 06.28.04

Commentary on the 2004 report
By Gene Policinski Despite some improvement, Americans surveyed still contradict themselves in some of their attitudes toward First Amendment freedoms. 06.28.04

Freedom takes strong stomachs, but many of us have indigestion
By Charles C. Haynes Survey shows Americans still have trouble endorsing specific First Amendment liberties they claim to support overall. 07.11.04


Support of first freedoms back to pre-9/11 levels
But backing for some press-related freedoms a less-hopeful sign in State of the First Amendment 2004 survey. 08.23.04

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