A study revealed that a sizable portion of professors discriminates against conservatives.
The Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology published a report entitled “Academic Freedom in Crisis: Punishment, Political Discrimination, and Self-Censorship,” which found that a “significant portion of academics” discriminate against conservatives in hiring, promotion, grants, and publications.
The study evaluated data in the United States, Britain, and Canada to determine the extent of anti-conservative bias in academia.
“Right-leaning academics experience a high level of institutional authoritarianism and peer pressure,” reads the report’s summary. “In the US, over a third of conservative academics and Ph.D. students have been threatened with disciplinary action for their views while 70% of conservative academics report a hostile departmental climate for their beliefs.”