Working Paper Series, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University
Daniel B. Klein
The Ideological Profile of Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Reply to Zipp and Fenwick
() and Charlotta Stern
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In a recent Public Opinion Quarterly article “Is
the Academy a Liberal Hegemony?,” John Zipp and Rudy Fenwick pit themselves
against “right-wing activists and scholars,” citing our scholarship (Klein
and Stern 2005a; Klein and Western 2005). Here we analyze Zipp and
Fenwick’s characterization of our research and find it faulty in three
important respects. We then turn to their “liberal v. conservative”
findings and show they concord with our analysis. If one feels that it is a
problem that humanities and social science faculty at four-year colleges
and universities are vastly predominantly Democratic voters, mostly with
what may called establishment-left or progressive views, then such concerns
should not be allayed by Zipp and Fenwick’s article.
This Reply was
submitted to Public Opinion Quarterly on October 16, 2006, except that the
submission did not include the Summary and without Appendix 1 that appear
here at the end of the paper.
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24 pages, October 1, 2006
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