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STUDY: Fewer parents are willing to pay for their kid's college education

Thirty-two percent of adults believe it is their children’s duty to pay the bulk of their college expenses, up five points from 2012.

Caleb Bonham Jul 09, 2014 at
4:49 PM EDT

SURVEY: Nearly half of college graduates say their jobs don't require a degree

Forty-five percent of graduates from four-year colleges work in jobs that do not require a four-year degree, according to a new survey by consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Oliver Darcy Jul 02, 2013 at
5:42 PM EDT

SURVEY: Zero conservatives selected to deliver 2013 commencement speeches at Ivy Leagues

The list of keynote commencement speakers at Ivy League institutions for 2013 does not include a single conservative, a recent study authored by the conservative Young America’s Foundation (YAF) found.

Oliver Darcy May 21, 2013 at
4:50 PM EDT

Survey: Most College Freshmen are "Moderate"

A recent survey found that most college students - 46.4% in fact - consider themselves "moderates" when it comes to politics.

Only 27.3% considered themselves "liberal" while 21.7% considered themselves "conservative".   

This is seemingly good news for conservatives who have historically seen themselves as a small minority in the "sea" of liberalism that is higher education.  The survey, which polled students at 279 colleges and universities, indicates a real change in the political culture of young people.  Could the days of leftist bias on America's college campuses finally be over?

Not so much.

A closer look at the survey's results for issue-based questions tells a different story.  Over half of all freshmen support affirmative action programs for college admissions.  Nearly two-thirds support a national universal health care plan.  Higher taxation on the "wealthy" was popular among 64% of those polled while over three-fourths supported the legal right of gays and lesbians to adopt children.  An astounding 78.2% thought the federal government should do more to protect the environment.

Michael Armstrong Feb 08, 2011 at
9:23 AM EDT