Poll: 73 Percent of Conservatives Feel Forced to Hide Beliefs on College Campuses
A recent survey of 1,000 conservative college students who identify as strong Republicans has shown that a stunning 73 percent of students polled feel pressured to withhold their views during class for fear of retribution from rapidly leftist teachers.
The poll was conducted by College Pulse at the behest of The College Fix in August. They asked the following question: “Have you ever withheld your political views in class for fear that your grades would suffer?” 73 percent of individuals who identify as strong Republicans responded affirmatively, while 71 percent of individuals who identify as “weak” Republicans responded affirmatively as well.
Even Republican-leaning independents do not feel safe expressing themselves on campus, as 70 percent of them reported feeling the same pressures as diversity of thought is no longer respected at universities.
Some of the comments left by respondents about the discrimination they received for their views were shocking, as they show how the vicious leftist indoctrinators enforce thought control on campus through bullying and intimidation.
“I wrote a 19-page research paper on a Christian pro-life movement. I was the only one in the class that, when presenting my paper, had a “surprise visitor” (who was the teacher’s very liberal friend) argue [with] me,” one student from Western Kentucky University wrote.
“I actually got yelled at by a professor for my views on gun control. It wasn’t an argument or anything, just plain one-sided insulting,” a Notre Dame student wrote.
“I know a guy who chose to write a pro-border wall argumentative essay for our super liberal professor and the prof just wrote “this whole paper is one big fallacy” and bombed him. Me? I wrote about the evils of horse racing. Perfectly safe topic,” another student from Clemson wrote.
“Why would I get myself killed to say I’m a libertarian in a philosophy class,” a student at N.C. State wrote about the liberal pressure at their university.
“I am conservative. I would be crucified. I heard enough horror stories from friends and family to keep my mouth shut and avoid politics in class if at all possible,” a University of Louisville student wrote.
“Professor the day after the presidential election kicked two students wearing MAGA hats out of class. I was appalled. We’re all people, if someone disagrees with you — love them anyways,” wrote a student from Kansas State, outlining how a dress code is enforced only against conservative students.
“In my sociology class, my professor asked us if we would give our child hormone blockers if they believed they were transgender (that was the day’s lesson). One guy said he would rather teach his daughter to love her body the way it is than change it. She straight-up said “so you would be a bad parent then? What was your name again?” Then she went to type something on her computer. Not a good day for him, I’m sure,” an Arizona State University student wrote about the LGBT cult agenda pushed at their school.
Universities can also be unsafe for conservative students, as what was seen on the campus of UC-Berkeley when leftist students and faculty instituted bedlam in order to prevent provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus in 2017. Cultural Marxism has taken hold on college campuses, and Western Civilization may not survive as a result of this terrifying development.