My research consisted of a 10 question survey. The first four questions were demographic questions specifying whether the surveyor was an Emory student, his or her ethnicity, his or her gender, and his or her party alliance. Out of the survey, approximately 60% of the respondents were Emory students. Out of the Emory students, 66% of the respondents were white, 3% were black, 3% were hispanic, and 31% were Asian or Pacific Islanders. 60% of the respondents were female and 40% were male. Finally, 18% were closer allied to the Republican party, 28% were closer allied to the Democratic party, 18% were equally close to both parties, and 35% do not think of themselves as independent nor allied to either party.
In the next part of the survey, I created four different hypothetical scenarios, many of which were based on of real events. In the scenarios, I asked the respondents if the Emory administration should get involved to forbid a certain kind of speech. The scenarios confronted a student's right to express his or her feelings on gay rights, immigration policy, abortion, and sex. The comic about immigration can be found here.
Finally, I asked students if Emory had a speech code or if they thought it should. 56% of respondents believed Emory had a speech code, and 59% believed it should.
What are the implications of my data?