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.
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