[USA] Trump, Republicans, and anti-intellectualism

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Subject: [USA] Trump, Republicans, and anti-intellectualism
From: dildo@gofuckyourself.gmail.invalid (Dildo Baggins)
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Organization: The Dictator's Handbook
Date: Jul 13 2017 18:17:24
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/opinion/republicans-elites-trump.html

The election of President Trump has coincided with a reaction among
Republican voters against open-mindedness, open borders and an open
society in general — not to mention a growing hostility to cognitive
elites.

Take a recent survey showing a fundamental shift in the attitude of
Republicans toward the value of higher education.

Between 2010 and 2017, the Pew Research Center asked voters whether
colleges and universities have a positive or negative effect “on the
way things are going in the country.”

From 2010 to 2015, solid majorities of Republicans and Democrats agreed
that institutions of higher learning had a positive effect on America.
In 2010, Republicans were 58-32 positive and Democrats 65-22. For
Democrats, this pattern grew stronger over time, reaching 72-19 in the
most recent polling in June.

That was not the case for Republicans, who flipped from positive to
negative on college education.

In a survey that was conducted from Aug. 23 to Sept. 2, 2016 — a month
after Trump accepted his party’s nomination — Republicans’ positive
assessment of colleges and universities fell to 43 percent, while
negative assessments rose to 45 percent. By June of this year, 58
percent of Republicans had a negative view of higher education and 36
percent a positive view.

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Dildo Baggins <dildo@gofuckyourself.gmail.invalid>


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