College Students' Attitudes. (Opinion Pulse)
Bowman, Karlyn, The American Enterprise
For years, conservatives have complained about the political views of faculty members, particularly those in the humanities. But faculty attitudes haven't radicalized students. The number of college freshmen who consider themselves far left or liberal is down since the question was first asked in 1970. Conservatives have gained a bit of ground, but most students call themselves moderates. Recent surveys show that college students support the war oil terrorism and consider themselves patriotic. Majorities say they would serve, in some capacity, if drafted.
Question: Was the ...? American military effort in Afghanistan was just 72% Don't know/ refused 13% Unjust 15% American military action Afghanistan is moral 63% Don't know/ refused 16% Immoral 21% Question: President Bush used the term "axis of evil" to describe nations that mean us harm. Does ...? Axis of evil does not exist 51% Don't know/ refused 7% Exists 43% Source: Luntz Research Companies for Empower America, May 2002. Note: Table made from pie chart. Question: Would you ...? Support military action against other countries that assist of shelter terrorists 76% Oppose 22 Source: SWR Delta Volpe for the Institute of Politics at Harvard, October 2001. Note: Table made from bar graph. Question: Do you agree ...? U.S. government has the right to invade Iraq because Saddam Hussein is still attempting to build weapons of mass destruction 67% Disagree 31 Source: Luntz Research Companies for Empower America, May 2002. …