A report published by Policy Exchange – based on the largest poll of UK-based academics in recent years – warns that free speech is under threat at universities. It shows little support for dismissal campaigns against academics holding unpopular views, but “widespread support for discrimination on political grounds in publication, hiring and promotion”.  

The report finds no evidence that the “Left discriminates more than Right”. But there are many more academics on the Left in the social sciences and the humanities than on the Right, and around half of the Right-leaning minority have self-censored, reporting a “hostile climate” for their beliefs.

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