Research Shows Political Bias at Southern Methodist University
Aug 16, 2010 at 07:55 AM
Arlington, Va. -- CampusReform.org completed an in-depth profile of the political climate at Southern Methodist University as part of an ongoing project to research the nation’s top 100 universities. The research shows liberal political bias at Southern Methodist University based on the school’s faculty, student organizations, and administrative policies.
Liberal student groups at Southern Methodist University outnumber conservative groups by five to one. In addition, in 2009, Southern Methodist University required incoming freshmen to read Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father.
The political leanings of university professors are similarly biased. Specifically, 84% of the school’s faculty and staff who donated in the 2008 presidential election gave to Democratic candidates. In total, 88% of their political donations were to Democratic candidates and a mere 12% to Republicans in the 2008 presidential election.
"America's colleges and universities are dominated by liberals, and Southern Methodist University is no different," said Morton Blackwell, president of the Leadership Institute and founder of CampusReform.org. "Too often, the campus left uses its power to indoctrinate the next generation."
CampusReform.org is profiling the nation’s top 100 colleges and universities as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. More than 50 profiles have already been researched and published. New profiles are added to CampusReform.org each day.
CampusReform.org is the Leadership Institute’s comprehensive grassroots mobilization tool for liberty-loving student activists. For more information about CampusReform.org, contact Bryan Bernys at