Report: Harvard Faculty Supports Democrats a Whopping 96% of the Time

Posted: May 03, 2015 3:00 PM
Report: Harvard Faculty Supports Democrats a Whopping 96% of the Time

It’s common knowledge that higher education institutions are dominated by left-leaning professors and administrators—and if you somehow missed that chapter, Townhall columnist Mike Adams, Campus Reform, or even a Google search will quickly fill you in. Nowhere is this political bias more prevalent, however, than at our nation’s Ivy League universities.

So, how bad is it? At institutions like Harvard, the numbers are truly staggering.

Republicans running for president might as well skip any fundraisers at Ivy League universities like Harvard, where a new analysis shows 96 percent of faculty donations over the last three years went to Democrats.

Academia in general, and the elite northeastern schools in particular, have long been seen as a bastion for left-wing professors. Nationally, about two-thirds of college professors say they are liberal and less than a tenth identify themselves as conservative, according to one study. 

The disparity, which was brought to light by the school’s student newspaper, even surprised Harvard Dean Michael D. Smith.

“I am amazed at how high that number is,” he told the Harvard Crimson.

In the presidential race in 2012, every one of the eight universities in the Ivy League saw more than 90 percent of faculty donations go to Obama. Some say that shows a troubling lack of ideological diversity on campuses and could lead to students getting biased educations.

“It is a shame that our greatest universities have become ideologically monolithic," Georgetown law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz told "At many of these schools, including Georgetown Law School, most students will graduate without ever laying eyes on a single Republican professor.”

“Ideally these universities would expose students to the most powerful arguments on both sides of the great issues, rather than indoctrinating them with the ideology of the far left,” he continued.