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Public confidence in higher education continues to fall

October 10, 2018

Another recent national survey from public radio station WGBH and Abt Associates indicated that while most adults have a favorable view of higher education, a partisan split is evident. Three-quarters (77%) of respondents said college campuses have a liberal bias, while just 15% said they lean conservative. However, about half (47%) of all respondents said such biased attitudes were a “major” problem.

The Pew Research Center in March released data showing that the partisan affiliation of college graduates has made a dramatic shift to the Democratic Party in the last two decades.

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