January 26, 2012
WHAT’S HAPPENING IS THAT COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE BECOMING MORE LIBERTARIAN:
Even though on an issue-by-issue basis the opinions of incoming freshmen are becoming less conservative, the number of liberal students per se is not necessarily on the rise.
As students over the past couple of years have become more likely to self-identify politically as “middle of the road” (47.4 percent in 2011, up three percentage points since 2009), the percentage who consider themselves “liberal” has actually declined more than that of those who say they’re “conservative.”
Which makes sense. More here.