Students: California Backlash

For two years, the Mervin Field Poll has surveyed the California public's attitude toward the state's endless campus disorders. Last week Field had bad news for moderate reformers as well as radical activists. In returns that may have national meaning, Californians showed that they are not only sick of the chaos, but that more of them yearn for repressive measures. Items:

>72% of Californians strongly favor expulsion for all students who "challenge and defy authorities," compared with 66% in 1967.

>38% strongly oppose giving students more voice in deciding campus rules, up from 19%...

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