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What is the demographic overlap between academic major/discipline and political orientation?
Is there much truth to the sense that humanities majors are liberals if not more left-wing whilst practical hard science majors like engineers are conservatives?
If so, what sort of relationship is there between the views and values underpinning a person's politics and their academic pursuit?
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pugsville wrote:Hard science types tend to be lefties. They know the environment matters and global warming is real. Conservativeswell then in business studies, MBA, law, there are not there for education by a license to make money.

I like your example but it shocked me as its my impression that people think hard scientists as conservative and humanities as lefties.
Perhaps you point to a nuance about how stereotypical right or left wing views and values might not be as simple

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