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A newly released poll, carefully constructed and conducted, has some surprisingly good news about American college students’ views. The results are consistent with a 2019 Pew poll of the general public. The vast majority of videos and stories on college culture and students suggest very different answers than those offered by real students. The left has not won. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. No fate.
College Pulse Poll, June 2021: College Pulse offers marketing and research products linking American college students with businesses and non-profit organizations. Their June 2021 poll asked twenty-two questions on policy issues. The sample was drawn from over 400,000 enrolled students and carefully adjusted to reflect the actual demographics of the student population. See a brief, clear explanation of the survey design here.
Question 13: **Race-blind admissions**: colleges and universities would not be able to take a student’s race or ethnicity into account in their admissions decisions
All: 67% strongly support + 18% somewhat support = 85% support (+/- 2%)
White: 71% strongly support + 16% somewhat support = 87% support (+/- 2%)
Asian: 65% strongly support + 21% somewhat support = 86% support (+/- 7%)
Black: 55% strongly support + 20% somewhat support = 75% support (+/- 5%)
Hispanic/Latino: 66% strongly support + 22% somewhat support = 88% support (+/- 4%)
Two or more races: 62% strongly support + 14% somewhat support = 76% support (+/- 13%)
Not one racial group supports what they have all been taught they are supposed to believe and to advocate. Not even Black students, who have been told from all sides that they benefit from race-conscious admissions, come anywhere close to supporting the policies pushed by the left, from college administrations to the U.S. Department of Education, and even somewhat supported by the U.S. Supreme Court under the false flag of “diversity.”
Question 15: Universities should lose public funding if they prohibit students from freely expressing their opinions on campus when the students haven’t broken the law
All: 41% strongly support + 23% somewhat support = 64% support, 26% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 2%)
White: 45% strongly support + 24% somewhat support = 69% support, 22% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 2%)
Asian:36% strongly support + 32% somewhat support = 68% support, 23% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 7%)
Black: 31% strongly support + 23% somewhat support = 54% support, 33% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 5%)
Hispanic/Latino: 37% strongly support + 18% somewhat support = 55% support, 36% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 4%)
Two or more races: 62% strongly support + 14% somewhat support = 76% support, 31% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 13%)
This cuts directly against “microaggressions” and speech as violence. Every racial or ethnic identity group supports cutting off public funding to universities that impose speech codes. Further, strong majorities of both men and women support the strong penalty for silencing unpopular opinions.
Male: 49% strongly support + 19% somewhat support = 68% support, 23% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 3%)
Female: 35% strongly support + 26% somewhat support = 61% support, 29% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 2%)
At the center of the current push to impose leftist speech codes is sexual identity. This is the latest “safety” and speech as violence fraud. Yet, those current college students who self-identify as some part of LGBTQIA+ hold the identical position to those students who identify as “straight.”
Straight: 41% strongly support + 23% somewhat support = 64% support, 28% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 13%)
LGBTQIA+: 42% strongly support + 21% somewhat support = 63% support, 22% neither agree nor disagree (+/- 13%)
These positive results agree with a 2019 Pew Research poll of the general American public. This adds some confidence that the results reflect the real views of the populations these polls claim to represent.
2019 PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S AMERICAN TRENDS PANEL WAVE 43, Admissions Topline:
Here are some factors colleges and universities may consider when making decisions about student admissions.
Do you think each of the following should be a major factor, minor factor, or not a factor in college admissions?
a. Race or ethnicity
7% Major factor
19% Minor factor
73% Not a factor
* No answer
5% Major factor
14% Minor factor
81% Not a factor
1% No answer
So, for all the drumbeat of doom, for all the hyped headlines, for all the viral videos, the left is not necessarily dominating the hearts and minds of the young. The problem may be manufactured by a small social media activist core, mobbing effects, and a leftist infiltration of leadership across private and public sectors, using the false cover of a loud tiny minority to advance very old leftist goals.
The left has not won. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. No fate. Perhaps the kids are still alright.Published in