Global Support for Principle of Free Expression, but Opposition to Some Forms of Speech

Richard Wike and Katie Simmons of the Pew Research Center report on some interesting findings:

Although many observers have documented a global decline in democratic rights in recent years, people around the world nonetheless embrace fundamental democratic values, including free expression. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that majorities in nearly all 38 nations polled say it is at least somewhat important to live in a country with free speech, a free press and freedom on the internet. And across the 38 countries, global medians of 50% or more consider these freedoms very important.

You can view the findings here.