Most Republicans Say Universities Negatively Impact America

A majority of Republicans think higher education is having a negative effect on the U.S. according to new polling from the Pew Research Center.

As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, both Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided about the impact of a whole host of institutions and in many instances, that partisan divide has widened significantly over the past 12 months. The level of division is most evident when it comes to America's colleges and universities...

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While 55 percent of the public think U.S. colleges and universities are having a positive effect on the country, Republicans are particularly downcast about higher education. Pew found that an overwhelming 72 percent majority of Democrats think colleges and universities are exherting a positive influence while 58 percent of Republicans say they are having a negative effect.

Republican skepticism of the national news media is no secret so it comes as little surprise that 85 percent say it is having a negative effect on the country. Democrats are more divided on the media with 46 percent saying it is negative and 44 percent feeling it is positive. When it comes to banks and financial institutions, Democrats are more skeptical than Republicans while majorities in both parties are positive about churches and religious organizations.

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Oldwood AVmaster (not verified) Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:59 Permalink

Ain't this special! Now they can not only claim republicans want people to die, but now we also are against education.Sure, we know what they are saying....and agree, but this headline will be used over and over again, you can BET, to disparage anyone who points out our corrupt, criminal and ultimately seditious education system.Republicans, haters who want the world to die....ignorant.

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D Nyle The_Juggernaut Sat, 07/15/2017 - 00:14 Permalink

Since previous ZH articles have shown that the majority of Majors are Liberal Arts and an average of 200k in debt after 4 years, It is easy to see why Replublicans think this. Only a full on Moron would gets a Lib Arts Degree with 200k Debt..I for one Love our current Higher education system, It weeds out the true idiots and there bloodlines ( Think slow motion Darwin Awards). Liberal students are the true Debt Slaves for life and even better, the ungratefull brats will have their libtard/Helicopter parents living off the streets soon.Dreams do come True 

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edotabin D Nyle Sat, 07/15/2017 - 03:40 Permalink

That's really the "crafty" part about all this. They pay to get brainwashed, dig themselves into a financial hole and get a degree in Lesbian Dating Practices of Southeast Asia.On the flip side, many people pay $100 for a shirt and think they are cool. Meanwhile all they are doing is advertising the company's logo to everyone.It is truly amazing how so many people can't see past this stuff. NOTE: Despite being quite conservative, I am very much PRO proper, fact-based education. I know that many colleges have turned into full blown indoctrination camps but that doesn't mean that there aren't places/ways to receive a solid eduation. One must be careful, do their homework and choose wisely but the opportunities are out there and I would encourage people to seek them out.

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Manthong edotabin Sat, 07/15/2017 - 04:37 Permalink

  F everybody who violates my safe space. I am entitled to not be offended by your smirks and sarcasm. I am intellectually dwarfed by your wisdom and I will use all of the power of the federal government and all of the really smart professors in universities to take you down.. you stoopids.  

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goober Manthong Sat, 07/15/2017 - 23:32 Permalink

Spot fucking on !And you cannot speak at our temple of knowledge unless you say what we want to hear and have been indoctrinated about what is good and right ! If you do not like it we will simply burn it all down and hopefully beat your fucking brains out while wearing our masks and black ninja suits, to prove exactly how right we are about everything under the sun ! And Obama said so to prove it all, you ignorant bitchez !Everybody deserves a free education and mom and dads health insurance until 26. What the fuck is the matter with you neanderthals ?

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goober The_Juggernaut Sat, 07/15/2017 - 23:17 Permalink

Higher Ed is a serious bad joke here in USA today and has been for a very long time. No different at all than K-12. All are political indoctrination mechanisms and all were put on steroids under BHO and crew to mind fuck the populace in spades !We now have at least 2 generations of mindless zombies who are basically unemployable and incapable of actually thinking or making even one resaonable descision ! Look at the national and international stats and realize how many trillions we have spent to be ranked 30th or there abouts in education in the world in every level of competence. Multiculturalism , gay shit and racial preferences and deliberately created racial animus have destroyed what was once a very good educational system. Same is true of what many call health care ? I call it death care or simply worthless and evil  ! No matter what the REPs insatll we will still have a 100% bogus health care system that is a compete fraud and heals nobody. Just takes your money for more tests and procedures and pharma that will kill you or harm you. I imagine many here at ZH are still stuck on stupid with the doctors and pharma, 73 % of Americans are and likely closer to 90%.There is a far better way to be free and healthy and it cost almost nothing !

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jimmy c korn Oldwood Sat, 07/15/2017 - 02:19 Permalink

They've been spinning headlines like that for years yet the RINO's keep getting reelected! When you said, "corrupt, criminal and ultimately seditious", I thought you were going to say Politicians!Now with the latest revised version of ObamaCare Fix & Repair(remember the promise to repeal & replace) bill that just came out, the Headline should say: 'Most Republicans Say The GOP Negatively Impact America'

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Blue Balls (not verified) UselessEater Fri, 07/14/2017 - 23:20 Permalink

I taught 25 years. 50% bull shit propaganda per class. You are given a choice of communism, socialism or fascism. If you talk about liberty you never get another class to teach. It was a sick experiance and I was thankful I had outide sources of income to live on.I never felt so dirty inside as when I drove away from these cesspools of indoctrination. It was like getting raped delivering filthy fascism to students.

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UselessEater Blue Balls (not verified) Fri, 07/14/2017 - 23:44 Permalink

Your balls are clear and clean now.Most of us suffered that jew commie crap and even paid for it with our precious time and money just to get a job.... then most of us have had to clean and scrub and clean and scrub the parasitic indoctrination from our lovely white minds.Why cant people ask WHO is doing the indoctrination and WHY?At least now you have the sense of relief, after living the lie it is amazing to be FREEEEEEEEE

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doctor10 Lost in translation Sat, 07/15/2017 - 06:20 Permalink

so Republicans are "downcast" about the college and university system?

WTF???

How about "realistic" as in skeptical about the wisdom of placing a "mortgage" in the hands of an 18 yr old with uncertain employment prospects?

The very headline is a puerile attempt at manipulating the perceptions of those individuals and institutions having the nerve to exhibit good judgment.

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nmewn Bes Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:59 Permalink

So, I understand HuffPo is paying for a "Tour of Middle America" trying to figure out what just what the hell people outside of the East Village think...reports from the #SnowflakeBusTour are starting to trickle in...OMG! I think I saw a gun rack! Trembling. ;-)

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Twee Surgeon nmewn Fri, 07/14/2017 - 23:01 Permalink

Are they really ? (HuffPo) If I add that up with that story about the Facebook dude, Kevin Cornholio or whatever his name is, visiting an Oil Rig and add that to Jeff Bezos telling the WAPO Staphylococci to quit pissing on the customers, my ending supposition is that a certain group of people have come to the realization that they have no fucking clue what's going on and the mind set of the masses did not show up in the Statistics like they hoped they would.Add it on to Mrs Yellen's recent comments and I'm looking at a Flabbergasted Liberal Left that have basically lost the plot and blown a gasket, indicated further by the Russian's did it theme that is all most older than I am. 

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MsCreant Bes Sat, 07/15/2017 - 02:49 Permalink

Freedom of religion as long as it is your religion? Otherwise they are idiots? I say that as someone who does not practice an organized religion. I still stand up for everyone's right to choose. I think the real conservatives have NO representation at all, BTW.  So how would you characterize Dem bread and butter? 

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goober Bes Sat, 07/15/2017 - 23:53 Permalink

So is the Mahabharata OK with you ? Or only Keynes and Castro or Mao ? Just curios what you think is real and worthy ? Did you take the time and effort to actually do the research and read the Dead Sea scrolls and Nag Hammadi or just talking shit ? I know the Bible is not a complete work and can easily prove it. I also know you have no idea what you are talking about and have no alternative knowledge to put forth or you would mention it. You are simply trying to undermine without any better understanding of human beings.

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chrsn Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:53 Permalink

No doubt that will cast Republicans as a bunch of anti-education rubes who want to bring everyone back to the stone age.  But the real surprise: Dems are POSITIVE about churches and religious organizations?  Dems must classify environmentalism and radical identity politics as religions

bloofer chrsn Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:26 Permalink

There are quite a few churches that a are very much engaged with promoting the liberal agenda, and many are actively engaged in political matters.Back at the time the Iraq War began, the local Presbyterian church informed its congregation that the Prebyterian Church supported this war. (Some congregants were not too happy about this, but they were silenced by the continual "praying for our troops" routine.)It also appears to me that most fundamentalist theological seminaries are being endowed by pro-Israel groups. The literature used in their churches often fawns over Israel and Jews to the point that it's almost laughable. They can't seem to lay it on thick enough. I'm half surprised that the entire membership of one of our local Baptist churches hasn't gone the whole hog and converted to Judaism outright.Black churches, of course, have always been highly political. The main job of a black pastor is to get out the vote (generally for the Democrats). But it is rumored that many black churches now hate Obama and are far less keen on the Democrats, so there's that.A couple of the people I went to high school with are now very active in a Lutheran church (if I remember right) that heavily promotes many liberal ideologies: gun control, global warming, illegal immigration, the gay agenda, etc.It's natural that many Democrats view their churches as an...ahem...positive force. Much depends on where you go to church.

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40MikeMike TabakLover Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:14 Permalink

Blue state THUGS and too stupid to breath tards are in debt so deeply they have to admit they couldn't run a snowball stand. Just childish thinking in adult world. See Baltimore City as ruinous Democrat shirhole. As everyone knows liberalism is a mental disease and is characterized by a complete lack of knowledge and facts.

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UselessEater Truther Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:52 Permalink

Teach your own. For FREE.Start with a bit honesty explaining how we have gotten into this mess by actually evaluating two sides to the story of all aspects of our history...including money and jews and commies and red shields and beautiful productive white people who have survived jews, muslim slavery, jew slavery, jew wars, jew bankers. frnkfurt school, tavistock, mossad, cia ....is there anything the white race has not had to survive without whining and chimping out?http://historyreviewed.com/index.php/2017/07/14/video-teaching-white-ki… 

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40MikeMike Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:21 Permalink

Have to find a way to circumvent the lower learning status quo. Start doing it online. Eliminate lefty professors obsessed with failed socialism. These fucking idiots still think socialism is relevant? Give them the socialist Stalin treatment- their hero. Work them to death in reeducation camps like Uncle Joe did. And send the kids there too. All of them.   

oDumbo Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:27 Permalink

Dum scum isn't actually 'about' anything, except 'hate'.  If there is a political divide regarding universities, it is simply because they are now gubermint brainwashing instituations where they learn to hate hate hate.  This indoctrination is as base as was the original tribe of cavemen.  We don't hate science or higher learning, but this is no longer what universities teach.  

40MikeMike Fri, 07/14/2017 - 22:39 Permalink

Have to find a way to circumvent the lower learning status quo. Start doing it online. Eliminate lefty professors obsessed with failed socialism. These fucking idiots still think socialism is relevant? Give them the socialist Stalin treatment- their hero. Work them to death in reeducation camps like Uncle Joe did. And send the kids there too. All of them.