Sunday, May 01, 2016

Report from Pew Research shows that the more educated we are the more liberal we are. And that the highly educated are becoming even more liberal.

Courtesy of NPR: 

A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between highly educated and non-highly-educated americans. Not only that, but the share of college grads and post-graduates who are "consistently liberal" (based on their answers to a series of policy questions) has grown sharply in the last 20 years.

In 1994, 7 percent of post-grads were "consistently liberal," and 1 percent of people with high school educations or less were — not much of a difference. Today, the gap is 25 points wide — 31 percent of people with post-grad educations are consistently liberal, compared to 5 percent of those with high school educations or less. 

The same kind of change just hasn't happened on the conservative side.

The research also finds that while the Right has also grown more conservative, it is certainly not due to higher education. Though it seems age is a factor.

So to sum up the better educated, and younger Americans are becoming increasingly liberal, while the poorly educated old folks with one foot in the grave are becoming more conservative.

Damn I like those odds.

And now boys and girls you know why the Right Wing is always attacking public education, liberal arts education, and of course teachers in general.

They are losing, but they are certainly not planning to go down without a fight.


  1. Anonymous9:00 AM

    More liberal and less religious. Which may ultimately save lives if this type of behavior continues.

    When the Bible and the Second Amendment collide:

    "Mark T Storms, 46, above left, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting in a Pennsylvania church of 27-year-old Robert E Braxton III following a row last Sunday over seats that were ‘reserved’ with Bibles."

    1. Oh for Christ's sake...

    2. Anonymous1:37 PM

      He must be white since they only charged him with manslaughter.

  2. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Did you see where Brancy says college is a waste of time?

    "At college, did you know that students are apparently brainwashed to think up is down and left is right?"

    1. Anonymous10:13 AM

      That's such a crock of crap.
      It's obviously she never attended one.

    2. Having watched the video, I don't feel that it supports the blogger's claim re up/down/left/right. It does show that the students who were interviewed—and were included in the video—were willing to humor the interviewer and his hypothetical questions. The video does not reveal how many students were not so liberal and were not included.

    3. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Has everyone seen what Kirk Cameron said about a "wife's place?" I'd rather be educated, thank you, and allowed my own thoughts and opinions.

    4. Anonymous11:07 AM

      Brancy is a perfect example of the Palin Paradox "At colleges students are apparently brainwashed to think up is down and left is right" but not a word about what Faux Noise does to its viewers. To quote Gryphen from another story, "If hypocrisy were cheesecake, Palin would weigh 500 pounds."

      It's obvious that when we go to college, a lot of us are exposed to people from other backgrounds and other cultures. And then there's her mother, who went to the University of Hawai'i for a year, and then left because she found she was surrounded by Hawai'ian natives and Asians. I guess she was expecting Jack Lord and James MacArthur.

  3. Anonymous10:39 AM

    OT, <a href=">Toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year</a>

  4. As a member of a very wealthy family from 2009 onwards, why didn't Bristol even attempt to go to college? Is she an advocate of ignorance? Even Sarah, with her many academic struggles, managed to give it the old college try (so to speak).

    Come to think of it, why didn't any of Todd's and Sarah's kids ever apply to college (even community college)?

    1. Anonymous1:39 PM

      Because they all have IQ's in the 70's. Money can't fix that.

    2. Anonymous1:53 PM

      Because she's lazy and not very smart.

    3. Anonymous5:01 PM

      "It's HARD"

  5. I just hope I live to see the "The Revolution". I'm tired of living under the specter of another conservative, although The Donald would engender another classification. I don't know what that would be. Maybe libcon?

  6. Anonymous12:27 PM

    New Music Video Calls On Supporters To Keep Rallying For Bernie Sanders

    The lyrics in the song include the following:

    “He’s come to save democracy from the greed of the plutocracy and slay the phony narrative and make healthcare an imperative. About income inequality and media frivolity, they’ll tell you you’re just out of luck, while Bernie fights for 15 bucks.”

  7. Anonymous12:30 PM

    House Republicans Just Tried To Hand America’s Elections Over To The Koch Brothers

  8. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Many years ago, Republicans appeared to define their party on issues such as fiscal responsibility and a strong defense. Today's Republicans focus on fact-free, anti-science (climate change denial), anti-gay, and anti-woman(defunding of Planned Parenthood) issues, along with more than a whiff of racism and a fanatical worship of both Christianity and guns! Democrats are in no way perfect, but how can any responsible citizen vote for the current Republican platform?

  9. Karl Rove had it 'right' all those years ago. Keep the electorate uneducated, 'cause when they are educated, they become Democrats. That's why all the Republican Governors and Presidents, always cut education funding.

  10. Martha again4:15 AM

    The Left is more focused on social issues, while the Right is focused on personal ones. Social issues are harder to understand. Me, I want a gun. Us, we don't want me to have one.


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