By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org
There is a study recently completed by researchers Mitchell Langbert, Anthony J. Quain, and Daniel B. Klein showing just how dramatically the left bias on American campuses has become.
The authors of the study investigated the voter registration of faculty at 40 “leading U.S. universities in the fields of Economics, History, Journalism/Communications, Law, and Psychology.” What they found is that of 7,243 professors, 3,623 were registered Democratic while only 314 were registered Republican.
This means that Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly twelve to one.
The ratios of Democrat to Republican for the five disciplines are as follows: Economics (4.5:1); History (33.5:1); Journalism/Communications (20.0:1); Law (8.6:1); and Psychology (17.4:1).
This is remarkable. The researchers admit that while they knew that there are far more Democrats than Republicans in academia, they were surprised to learn that the former outnumbered the latter by this large of a margin.
nd many departments at schools throughout America have zero Republicans.
Fourteen of the universities canvassed have a Democrat-to-Republican ratio of 20:1 and greater:
Boston College (22:1)
University of North Carolina (23:1)
University of Southern California (26:1)
University of California-Davis (26:1)
University of Maryland (26:1)
Brandeis University (28:1)
Princeton University (30:1)
Columbia University (30:1)
Tufts University (32:1)
Northeastern University (33:1)
Rochester University (35:1)
Johns Hopkins University (35:1)
Boston University (40:1)
These numbers are staggering. Yet none of them come close to Brown University, which tops the list with a Democrat: Republican ratio of 60:1!
When these facts are combined with the intolerance the majority of universities have for any ideas not in complete agreement with their own thought, one may form the opinion that American universities with a few exceptions, have become leftist propaganda mills that charge up to $60,000 per year to indoctrinate students against American values. Can there be any shock or surprise that Antifa, Black lives Matter, anti-Israel BSD, and aggressive LGBT activity are the product of America’s hard left anti-First Amendment educational system. If anyone wonders why the mainstream media is also so biased against conservative thought, consider the journalism schools where most of the media go to hire leftist graduates.
As if on cue, colleges across the country are issuing their annual guidelines on how to make the season as “inclusive” as possible which means eliminating Christmas. At the University of California, Irvine, for instance, individual departments are encouraged to“focus on celebrating a special occasion, instead of a specific holiday,” suggesting that they have a “year-end celebration” or celebrate “seasonal themes such as fall, winter, or spring.”
So much for tolerance and inclusion.