The facts reported in this new study are absolutely the most important facts that have come across my desk in awhile. The facts I’m talking about come from a new study by the Pew Research: Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions. Republicans increasingly say colleges have negative impact on U.S.
The study reported that 58% of Republicans, and 65% of Conservatives, believe colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country. This is very important to understand.
Why do they believe that colleges and universities are bad? Easy, Colleges and Universities produce new learning, and for this 58% that is negative, because they believe the Bible is the last word and no new learning is necessary. And, in fact, any new learning that counters the Bible is negative.
A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year. By contrast, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (72%) say colleges and universities have a positive effect, which is little changed from recent years.