College Faculty Increasingly Self-Identify As Politically Liberal—The Adjunct Effect?

The percentage of faculty members at four-year colleges and universities across the country who identify as “far left” or liberal has rapidly increased in the last three years. Meanwhile, the percentage who identify in the “Middle of the road” category has declined, according to data collected nationwide by the University of California at Los Angeles’ Higher Education Research Institute. A look back at the data from the past few decades shows a continuing shift away from the center and to the left among full-time faculty. In the same survey in 1998, more than 35 percent of faculty members self-identified as “middle of […]
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