Students: A Majority of Moderates

Despite a season of well-publicized student political protests both in the U.S. and abroad, the vast majority of university undergraduates are either apolitical or supporters of well-established parties. So concludes Harvard Sociologist and Political Scientist Seymour Martin Lipset, in a worldwide study of collegiate political views print ed in the latest issue of the intellectual quarterly Daedalus.

In the U.S., for example, Lipset claims that the leftish, militant Students for a Democratic Society have only 7,000 members among the na tion's 6.5 million university students. By contrast, the Young Democrats and Young Republicans have a combined enrollment of nearly...

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