This is the 156th installment of “A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week.” For the last three years, I’ve been taking a minute each week to share a short passage from something I am reading or have read, which pertained to the work of a writer or of working with writers (editing, teaching). This anniversary seems like a good time to say, “Thank you,” to all of the people who have taken a minute of their own to read them!
And so, here’s this week’s quote:
Americans with college degrees are to the left of the majority of Americans who lack a college degree. And a new study by the Pew Research Center shows that those who have attended graduate school are even farther to the left than those who have only an undergraduate degree.
The relationship between education levels and politics isn’t modest, but it is significant, the study found.
Among those with graduate education of some form, 31 percent hold consistently liberal positions based on an analysis of their opinions about the role and performance of government, social issues, the environment and other topics. Another 23 percent hold mostly liberal positions. Only 10 percent hold consistently conservative positions, and 17 percent hold mostly conservative positions.
– from “More Educated, More Liberal” by Scott Jaschik, published in April 2016 on Inside Higher Ed