According to the new statistics from UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, most college students become more liberal as they progress through their schools. In fact, on average, the student population becomes 8% more liberal, on issues like abortion, gay marriage, death penalty, and taxes. (I’m just giving you the facts. Let’s steer clear of my social views for now. We can all agree that being liberal on taxes and the death penalty is bad.)
This is caused more by the other students than the teachers, as most conservatives cluster at specific schools, and the conservatives unable to join their political peers are thrown into a boiling, seething, mass of liberals, with few conservative groups to be found. So if you or your child is en route to college, try to keep your Conservatism alive.
On a brighter note, the liberalism sometimes falls back down after college graduation.
You can find a summary of the results of the survey here (USA Today/AP).
On an almost slightly related note, I was reprimanded today for calling Pelosi liberal. =(
Apparently truth is offensive.