The Political Divide in the Perception of Higher Ed


Here is a chart summarizing a recent Pew Research survey on how political ideology affects the perception of American institutions:


The complete survey, including a link to a detailed breakdown of the results in PDF, can be found at:

Education Dive has provided the following “highlights” of and “insights” about the survey:

Dive Brief:

A new study from the Pew Research Center shows Democrats and Republicans differ greatly on their perception of the value of higher education in the nation’s positive forward movement. 

A majority of Republicans (45%) say that higher education has a negative effect on the country, while 72% of Democrats believe colleges and universities have a positive impact.

The disparity in impact perspective was the second highest in the survey, behind the differences of opinion on the impact of the national media.

Dive Insight:

It is possible for citizens with two different ideologies to be correct…

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