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
National Survey of
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