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ERIC Number: EJ852009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Voter Registration of Berkeley and Stanford Faculty
Klein, Daniel B.; Western, Andrew
Academic Questions, v18 n1 p53-65 Mar 2004
There is increasing public discussion about whether the cultural institutions of the United States are ideologically skewed, relative to the general population. The major realms of political culture include the news media, K-12 schooling, academia, governmental institutions, cause-directed organizations, grant-making private foundations, the entertainment industries, and the arts. There is increasing belief that these institutions are dominated by people who vote Democratic. Where evidence is available, it generally backs up the claim that the D to R ratios in such settings are very lopsided. However, the evidence is much less abundant than one might guess. Much of the evidence that does exist is generated by openly conservative organizations, and the research is rarely reported in a scholarly manner. This paper contributes to the task of ascertaining the basic facts about ideological lopsidedness in academia by reporting the results of a systematic study of voter registration of large parts of the faculty at University of California-Berkeley and Stanford University. (Contains 6 figures, 1 table, and 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States