YOUNG RE­PUB­LI­CANS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

A sur­vey of 1,000 Repub­li­can and Repub­li­can-lean­ing col­lege stu­dents re­veals that al­most three-fourths of them have with­held their po­lit­i­cal views in class for fear of aca­demic reper­cus­sions, says The Col­lege Fix, a news or­ga­ni­za­tion that con­ducted the sur­vey of self-iden­ti­fied GOP col­lege stu­dents in late Au­gust.

The ques­tion: “Have you ever with­held your po­lit­i­cal views in class for fear that your grades would suf­fer?”

The find­ings: 73% of stu­dents who iden­tity as “strong Repub­li­can” re­ported that they had, while 71% of stu­dents who iden­tify as “weak Repub­li­can” agreed.

“Even stu­dents who iden­tify as Repub­li­can-lean­ing in­de­pen­dents in­di­cated they’ve kept quiet: 70% re­ported they have with­held their po­lit­i­cal views to pro­tect their grades,” the poll anal­y­sis noted.

“I am con­ser­va­tive. I would be cru­ci­fied. I heard enough hor­ror sto­ries from friends and fam­ily to keep Kindly fol­low Jen­nifer Harper on Twit­ter @HarperBul­letin.

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