Harvard poll: GOP students less likely than Dems to share political views with profs

  • A recent poll shows about a third of young Republicans are comfortable sharing their political views with their professors.
  • This is lower than young Democrats and independents, who are mostly comfortable in sharing political views.

A recent poll by the Harvard Institute of Politics found that, compared with young Democrats and independents, young Republicans are less willing to share their political views with professors. 

The poll found that only 35 percent of young Republicans ages 18-29 are “comfortable sharing political views” with their college professors. 

Meanwhile, 54 percent of young Democrats and 51 percent of young independents of the same age range are comfortable sharing their views. 

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Young Republicans also feel uncomfortable sharing their views in the workplace. Only 49 percent of young Republicans feel comfortable sharing political views with a colleague, and just 41 percent are comfortable sharing their views with a supervisor. 

Less than half of young Democrats and independents feel comfortable sharing political views with a supervisor. However, 56 percent of young Democrats are comfortable sharing their views with other colleagues. 

The Harvard poll also indicated other divides exist between young Democrats and young Republicans. Approximately two-thirds of young Republicans are “more hopeful than fearful about America” and the future of the country compared to only 35 percent of young Democrats. 

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Additionally, most young Americans support the idea of billionaires. Only 16 percent responded that billionaires should not exist in America. 

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel, FoxNews.com, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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