Paul L. Caron

Thursday, November 12, 2020

68% Of Democrats Oppose Colleges Teaching On-Ground This Fall; 74% Of Republicans Approve

Following up on my previous post, Location In Red Or Blue States Influences Whether Colleges Are Teaching On-Ground (Red) Or Online (Blue) This Fall:  Inside Higher Ed, Political Divide Over Colleges' Fall Reopenings:

PewThe American public is divided over just about everything — so why wouldn't it be divided over whether colleges and universities should have brought students back to their physical campuses this fall?

survey released by the Pew Research Center this week finds Americans split down the middle on the question of whether colleges that are providing "in-person instruction did/did not make the right decision bringing students back to campus this fall."

Fifty percent of those surveyed by Pew said colleges made the right call — while 48 percent said they did not. But as will probably surprise no one, the proportions look very different by political party.

Almost three-quarters of Republicans (74 percent) said that colleges and universities that opened their campuses for in-person instruction made the right decision, while more than two-thirds of Democrats (68 percent) said the institutions were wrong to open.

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Just reiterating the point, but the "Party of Science" opposed in-person learning, despite the well-establish medical fact that Americans under 50 have a survival rate from coronavirus of literally 99.98%.

Posted by: MM Classic | Nov 12, 2020 7:42:05 PM