Partisanship and ideology amongst Government / International Studies majors at Centre

My “Parties and Voting Behavior” course last fall designed and conducted a survey of the political attitudes and opinions of the Centre student body. Responses from 52 Government of International Studies majors were included. Here are a few interesting findings:

  • 44% of Government/Int Studies majors are Democrats or Independents who lean Democrat (meaning they usually vote Democrat)
  • 12% are pure Independents
  • 44% are Republicans or Independents who lean Republican

Looks like we have a pretty even partisan balance, although it’s a little less even when it comes to ideology:

  • 47% of Government/Int Studies majors describes themselves as politically liberal
  • 18% say that they’re ideologically moderate
  • 35% claim conservative ideology

Also, a whopping 94% say that they’ve either studied abroad or plan to by the time they graduate.

Interestingly, another 45% report that they’ve “run the flame” while at Centre…

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One response to “Partisanship and ideology amongst Government / International Studies majors at Centre

  1. “Run the flame”–explain. Even just in an email to me.

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