Narrow-Tent Democrats and Fringe Others: The Policy Views of Social Science Professors · 21 December 2005

Working Paper Series, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University

By Daniel B. Klein ( and Charlotta Stern(

Abstract: This paper provides copious results from a 2003 survey of academics. We analyze the responses of 1208 academics from six scholarly associations (in anthropology, economics, history, legal and political philosophy, political science, and sociology) with regard to their views on 18 policy issues. The issues include economic regulations, personal-choice restrictions, and military action abroad. We find that the academics overwhelmingly vote Democratic and that the Democratic dominance has increased significantly since 1970.
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Sociology and Classical Liberalism

Ratio Working Papers No 81

By Daniel Klein ( and Charlotta Stern (

Abstract: We advocate the development of a classical-liberal character within professional sociology. The American Sociological Association (ASA) is taken as representative of professional sociology in the United States.
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