Sunday, February 5, 2006
Meet the moderate undergraduates.
Because I'm not yet bored of demographic, psychological, and sociological studies of political affiliation, I recommend Erin O'Donnell's "Twigs bent left of right: Understanding how liberals and conservatives differ, from conception on" (Harvard Magazine Jan/Feb 2006).
An item for religious politics junkies: 21 percent of college students in a 2005 survey fall midway between traditional liberal and traditional conservative political views. Among the things they have in common: "faith" is important to them. One-third of these students are African American or Hispanic. John Della Volpe, who conducted the study, says about them: "They're very concerned about the moral direction of the country. They believe that religion should play a more important role in government, and they believe in school choice. But they also believe that healthcare is a right if it can't be afforded, and they're very, very strong advocates for the environment." They were equally divided between Bush and Kerry in the last election.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 5 February 2006 at 9:09 AM