Masked Marxism? The effects of political affiliation of professors on campus

September 10, 2003

By Jasyn Jones at The Daily Utah Chronicle

It cannot be disputed that the vast majority of college professors are adherents of left-wing politics. Yet, since this is the kind of self evident statement so commonly disputed by left-wingers, let us investigate further.

The recent “Almanac Issue” of The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed that 47.6 percent of professors describe themselves as “far left” or “liberal.” Only 17.7 percent self identify as “conservative” and 0.3 percent as “far right.” In a country which is 15 percent liberal, 45 percent moderate and 40 percent conservative, the disparity is shocking...