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“Does the public believe in intellectual freedom?”
There is a difference between believing and knowing. I think the public knows the concept; however, they are likely to be unfamiliar with the term “intellectual freedom” since it is LIS lingo.
I think it is safe to say that the majority of Americans have some concept of their First Amendment Rights, but might give a quizzical look if the term “intellectual freedom” was dropped during a cocktail party.
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