Politics and Professional Advancement Among College Faculty

  title={Politics and Professional Advancement Among College Faculty},
  author={Stanley Rothman and S. Robert Lichter and Neil Nevitte},
  journal={The Forum},
This article first examines the ideological composition of American university faculty and then tests whether ideological homogeneity has become self-reinforcing. A randomly based national survey of 1643 faculty members from 183 four-year colleges and universities finds that liberals and Democrats outnumber conservatives and Republicans by large margins, and the differences are not limited to elite universities or to the social sciences and humanities. A multivariate analysis finds that, even… 

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