Students More Liberal? Not So Fast · 13 February 2012

By Mark Bauerlein - MindingtheCampus.com

"Political and Social Views Decidedly More Liberal."  That's the first finding in the 2011 American Freshman Survey, a project of the Higher Education Research Initiative at UCLA, one of the largest annual surveys of college students.  Last year, the Survey chalked up 204,000 first-year-of-college respondents who filled out a lengthy questionnaire on behaviors, attitudes, and background. 

Some of the questions were political, and the authors derive a definite liberal trend among the 2011 cohort.

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