Timothy S. Rich is a professor of political science at Western Kentucky University and director of the International Public Opinion Lab (IPOL). He completed his PhD in political science at Indiana University and has conducted research in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. Timothy has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and over 200 policy, op-ed, and news pieces, mostly focusing on public opinion and electoral politics. Outside of research, his interests include an eclectic array of music, spoiling his dog and professional wrestling.
Survey data shows faith in the First Amendment. However, the data also reveals varying beliefs about how the amendment protects free speech among different demographics. The data also brings to the fore misunderstandings about both the amendment and the social consequences of free speech.
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