UW-Madison Poll: Conservatives Feel Free

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

In a break of stories of conservative students nationwide whose freedoms have been restricted, we found one place where they at least feel free. “The specter of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus as a liberal stronghold where students who hold conservative political views are intimidated from expressing them is not supported by a first of its kind survey of students released last week,” Pat Schneider wrote in The Capitol Times on November 7, 2017. “Politically conservative students instead were more likely to report feeling safe, respected and like they belong than students holding other political views.”

“Conservative students also were more likely than liberal students to say they feel comfortable approaching faculty members with their concerns, according to a report on the 2016 Campus Climate Survey released last Wednesday. And conservative students said they felt less likely than liberal or moderate students to be expected to represent their point of view in class, but felt more positive about doing it than the others.”