Florida students ignore lawmakers' free speech survey; expert calls response rate dismal

James Call
Tallahassee Democrat

Excerpt: Survey says: University students have little interest in participating in a campus intellectual freedom viewpoint diversity survey mandated by the Florida Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis.  

A draft of the findings of a poll required by a 2021 law was presented to the Board of Governors of the State University System Friday though there was little discussion. A lawsuit challenging the measure is currently before the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeal, after federal Judge Mark Walker in April allowed the survey to be e-mailed to 368,0120 students enrolled at the state’s 12 university campuses. Fewer than 9,000 students, or 2.4% of students responded to the survey required by HB 233.