A few minutes ago, I received the following release from the Young America’s Foundation:
Top Ten Liberal Arts Colleges Boost Dems in 2010
Professors and Staffers Employed at the Nation’s Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges
Gave Almost Exclusively to Democrats This Election
HERNDON, VA – A new Young America’s Foundation study reveals that the nation’s top ten colleges gave donations almost exclusively to Democrats. Of all the 2010 candidate contribution dollars coming from these schools’ professors and staff, 84% of them went to Democrats.
Here is a breakdown of candidate contributions that went to Democrats for each individual school, in order of U.S. News and World Report’s rankings:
- Harvard University: 89%
- Princeton University: 97%
- Yale University: 73%
- Columbia University: 86%
- Stanford University: 86%
- University of Pennsylvania: 93%
- California Institute of Technology: 94%
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 70%
- Dartmouth College: 47%
- Duke University: 78%
Our research also looked at contributions to liberal political action committees (PACs). Of all the 2010 PAC contributions dollars coming from these schools professors and staff, 94% of them went to liberal PACs.
When totaling the dollars acquired for liberal candidates and PACs versus conservative candidates and PACs, 87% of the dollars raised went to liberal candidates and PACs. This research is evidence that college professors are still perpetuating the same ideas that have failed in the past and should be a sobering reminder of where our teachers’ loyalties rest.
Also, a previous Young America’s Foundation study has been updated: President Obama now has given 53 speeches on college and high school campuses since being sworn in, still averaging one campus speech per 12 days. The number is unprecedented, but can be partially explained by the statistics above.
Notes on research method: This research was conducted by utilizing the Federal Election Commission’s records. The list was generated by listing each school as an employer and adding up the total dollars donated to candidates and PACs.
Certainly no surprise at all, but it nonetheless reinforces the reality that in order to set the United States of America on the right path toward an across-the-board appreciation for liberty and freedom in the long term, we need to address creeping statism on a systemic level. I was a liberal Democrat coming out of high school and college because I didn’t know any better, and with numbers like those you see above, it’s easy to understand why.