A majority of Republicans now believe colleges and universities have a negative impact on the United States, according to a new poll. After years of ‘safe spaces’ and shutting down conservative speakers, this shouldn’t be a surprise.
A new poll by the Pew Research Center revealed that most Republican and Republican-leaning voters believe universities and colleges have a negative impact on the United States.
According to the poll, 58 percent of Americans who consider themselves Republican or who lean Republican say institutions of higher learning have a negative impact on the direction of the country. This is a marked increase from 2016, when 45 percent of GOP-leaning voters viewed college negatively. Only 36 percent of Republicans in the new poll believe that colleges and universities impact the country positively.
Democrats and Democrat-leaning respondents, however, have a very different view: 72 percent say that colleges and universities have a positive impact.
Overall, according to the Pew Center, 55 percent of Americans view say universities have a “positive effect on the way things are going in the country.”