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Questions - College Society and Professors - April 24-25, 2013

25% Think Most College Professors Share Values of U.S. Society
59% Say College Is Primarily For Gaining Job Skills
18% Think Most Colleges and Universities Promote U.S. Social Values
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted April 24-25, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Is the primary purpose of attending college to learn the skills needed to get a better job?


2* Should colleges and universities uphold the values of American society or challenge the values of American society?


3* In reality, do colleges and universities uphold the values of American society or challenge the values of American society?

 

4* Do most full-time college professors share the values of American society or oppose the values of American society?

 

5* In political terms, are most full-time college professors liberal, moderate, or conservative?

 

6* Do most full-time economic professors favor or oppose free market policies?

 

7* Suppose a full-time college professor decided to seek a job outside of academia in the private sector. Would most professors earn more money outside of academia in the private sector than they do teaching? Or would they make less?

 

8* In political terms, do you consider yourself very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal, or very liberal?

 

9* What is the highest level of education you have completed?

 

 

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence