Harvard survey shows just how rare a breed conservatives are at the Ivy League school
A survey performed by the Harvard Crimson found that only 3% of Faculty of Arts and Sciences identify as conservative.
The survey also found that 34% of the faculty surveyed said they support "barring Trump administration officials from appointments within the [Faculty of Arts and Sciences]."
Only 3% of Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences identify as conservative, a new poll by the Harvard Crimson has revealed.
The report found that 29.7% of faculty consider themselves “very liberal,” 47.9% “liberal,” 19.5% “moderate,” 2.5% “conservative,” and 0.4% being “very conservative,” according to the student newspaper.
In addition, 34% of the faculty surveyed said they support “barring Trump administration officials from appointments within the [Faculty of Arts and Sciences].”
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The survey also asked faculty if they would “support increasing political diversity among faculty by hiring more conservative-leaning professors?”
To this question, only 23.1% of faculty said they would support hiring more conservatives, while 33.61% of faculty saying they would be opposed to hiring more conservatives to increase political diversity. 43.28% of the faculty surveyed said they “neither support nor oppose” hiring more conservative-leaning professors.
Harvey Mansfield, one of the few conservative professors at Harvard University, told The Crimson that there are “many more” students who are conservative versus faculty.
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“There are many more conservatives among the students than there are among either the faculty or the administration,” Mansfield said.
Mansfield also said that the Harvard administration “is not looking for conservatives.”
“If it wanted to, it could find them — they’re easy to find. There aren’t a whole lot of them, but there are definitely enough if you’re looking,” Mansfield said.
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