From today's Chronicle of Higher Education:
"The report, by the Institute for Jewish & Community Research, was based on an online, nationally representative survey of 1,259 professors at four-year colleges and universities in the spring of 2005. It found that, in general, professors are critical of American business and foreign policy and are skeptical of capitalism.
Among other findings, the report, "A Profile of American College Faculty: Volume 1: Political Beliefs & Behavior," says that:
Professors are three times as likely to call themselves "liberal" as "conservative." In the 2004 presidential election, 72 percent of those surveyed voted for John Kerry.
Almost one-third of professors cite the United States as among the top two greatest threats to international stability -- more than cited Iran, China, or Iraq.
Fifty-four percent of professors say U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is partially responsible for the growth of Islamic militancy.
Sixty-four percent say the government's powers under the USA Patriot Act should be weakened."
A separate report showed that there are 2.5 Democrats for every 1 Republicn amongst economics professors (That means 71% are Democrats) Actually, it was 58% Democrat, 23% Republican, 2.66% Libertarian and 0.76% Green Party.
For more info go to:
Institute for Jewish & Community Research
A PDF File of Their Survey
The Economists Survey