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Question #2990 posted on 02/07/2004 12:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Having read the stats regarding the media's leftist bias, I'm curious: is there a similar bias among those with college degrees? What kind of numbers can you find that compare college grads' political views to those of the rest of the American population?

- D.

A: Dear D,

The stats on this vary quite a bit. Generally, those with not HS education and those with PhD's or other post-graduate education tend to vote more liberal. Those in the middle (bachelors down to a HS diploma) tend to vote more conservative. An interesting study I once read (I could not find the acutal data so take this with a grain of salt) is that if you take college and University professors out of the mix and take lawyers out of the mix, the vast majority of those with higher education vote conservative.

The real question is about higher education and the liberal bias of our Universities. I have loads on that.

The Captain