U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Education > Colleges and Universities
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 11-29-2017, 01:01 AM
6,762 posts, read 9,742,757 times
Reputation: 5054


I came across this interesting list on a conservative website for women. I have no idea where they obtained their information. I might contact the editor for sources. However, while this list might look strange to many, it looks about right to me. There's this misconception that STEM majors lean right. It's possible that they might lean more fiscally conservative, but to assume that they would be more socially conservative would go against statistics in other areas. Not only are scientists more likely to believe that current global warming is caused by human activity (they don't even see this as a political issue, but it has been politicized), American scientists are also more likely than the general population to be atheists and agnostics. Post-graduates and those who are non-religious tend to be pro-choice.

I should note that being religious does not always lead to being socially conservative. Education majors are very religious, but they are also very liberal.

Most Conservative And Liberal College Majors - Future Female Leaders
Scientists and Belief | Pew Research Center
In U.S., Nonreligious, Postgrads Are Highly "Pro-Choice"

Here's another interesting study that found that biology and physical science majors are just about as religious as they were when they started college, so it look like their studies may have little to no effect on their religious beliefs.

Study shows how college major and religious faith affect each other | University of Michigan News
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 11-29-2017, 08:48 AM
Location: WI
2,820 posts, read 3,061,866 times
Reputation: 4815
For your first link, there are no sources and no mention of how the author even came up with these numbers. A survey? Who was she asking? etc. For all we know, she just pulled them out of her butt. What a joke.

Your other links: I think that has been common knowledge for awhile.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Education > Colleges and Universities
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top