Our thanks to Tom for this, on an American website. The gender balance with respect to preferring diversity or free speech is in line with what you’d expect, surely hinting that much of the problem of free speech being denied on university campuses stems from female-dominated student bodies. An extract:
Asked to select which is more important, about 53 percent of the students interviewed for the study picked diversity, versus 46 percent who chose free speech. This data is based on telephone interviews with 3,014 traditional-age students (18 to 24) at 100 four-year institutions, both public and private.
When the authors broke down the data further, they provided a clear picture of what certain campus demographics prioritize. About 61 percent of men favored free speech rights far more than a diverse and inclusive campus (39 percent). Conversely, 64 percent of women believe that diversity is more important, versus 35 percent who picked free speech.