Shocking New Poll Shows Majority of Republicans Think College Is Bad For The U.S.


According to a new Pew poll, the majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning people believe that higher education is bad for America. That number has drastically increased in the last year as can be be seen in the graph below.

58% of Republicans say colleges have a negative effect on the nation, according to the survey, which also polled respondents on institutions like churches, banks, the media and labor unions. 36%t of GOP survey participants say colleges are having a positive impact on the U.S. reported Raw Story.

By contrast, the poll found that 72% Democrats and left-leaning independents view higher education favorably — a number that has not changed much in recent years.

Overall, 55% of those polled say they hold a positive view of colleges.

The poll also showed wide partisan gaps in views of other institutions. 73% of Republicans have a positive view of the impact of churches and other religious institutions, compared to 50% of Democrats; 44% of Democrats think the media is good for the country, versus just 10% of Republicans.

Check out the chart below to see the results via Twitter:


(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

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