Postsecondary education may play a causal role in students’ political attitudes: Study


A recent paper published in Higher Education has found that postsecondary education could have a causal role in students’ political attitudes and contemporary political divisions. Researcher Tom Fryer used the UK’s British Election Study to examine how postsecondary education might influence students’ political views and found that those with higher education experience were 13.8% more likely to be left-leaning than their counterparts. The author also found that students in higher education tended to also become less ethnocentric. Fryer calls for more research to confirm whether this causal role exists and, if so, what specifically about postsecondary education is bringing about these changes. Higher Education Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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