“Even students who identify as Republican-leaning independents indicated they’ve kept quiet”
Conservative students are forced to self-censor, yet it’s the progressive students who are always out protesting something. What’s wrong with this picture?
The College Fix reports:
Poll: 73 percent of Republican students have withheld political views in class for fear their grades would suffer
A survey of 1,000 Republican and Republican-leaning college students has found that nearly three-quarters of them have withheld their political views in class for fear their grades would suffer.
The online poll was conducted in late August exclusively for The College Fix by College Pulse, an online survey and analytics company focused on college students. Only students who self-identify as Republican or Republican-leaning were polled.
The question asked: “Have you ever withheld your political views in class for fear that your grades would suffer?” Seventy-three percent of students who identity as “strong Republican” reported that they had, while 71 percent of students who identify as “weak Republican” said yes.
Even students who identify as Republican-leaning independents indicated they’ve kept quiet: 70 percent reported they have withheld their political views to protect their grades.
Most surveys over the years have found that academia is dominated by professors who identify as liberal or who are registered Democrats.
With that, The College Fix’s new poll results indicate that, under this atmosphere, a large majority of right-of-center students are concerned that openly disagreeing with their educators will have negative repercussions, with only about 30 percent responding they do not withhold their views.
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