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Old 04-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post

Saying youth is more liberal, and less educated isn't an insult. From a statistical standpoint, younger people are more liberal and less educated. They have had less time on earth to learn and experience.

This is not meant as an insult, or from a perspective of superiority. Politics aside, which this really isn't about for me, this is just the way of life.
And for me, I'd say the exact opposite. I started off in my teens as politically conservative. My life experiences and eduucational journey have moved me in the opposite direction, and I now regard my inital position as very naive.

I have absolutely no statistics on this, but my personal experience is that I see a general inverse correlation between level of education and conservatism. The PhDs and graduates I know are mostly left leaning, those with high school education are genrally a bit conservative. The exception is IT and engineering graduates - they're nearly all conservative, for some reason (cos they don't really understand human beings )

As in your post, no insult intended, that's just my observations, which are no doubt biased by what I want to see.

For myself, my belief about politics really follow from having a science and philosophy background. Once I'd really thought through the implications of my academic beliefs, conservatism wasn't really tenable for me.
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