A Profile of American College Faculty: Volume I: Political Beliefs and Behavior

Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher: Institute for Jewish and Community Research

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin; Aryeh K. Weinberg

Research Area: Education; Politics

Keywords: Higher Education; Diversity; Political Behavior

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The authors present data showing that American college and university faculty are disproportionately politically liberal in comparison to American society in general. Key ideologies include criticism of American foreign and domestic policy, trust of global institutions and mistrust of American unilateralism, and skepticism about business, global corporations and capitalism. They question whether faculty should be teaching their personal ideologies and present recommendations to protect the integrity of higher education.