Sunday, October 15, 2006

Trivia about American professoriat

Via Mark Thoma, we get this:

Contrary to stereotype, most college professors are not atheists or agnostics, according to new research. In fact, only about one-quarter of professors deny God exists or claim it is impossible to know, according to survey results analyzed by sociologists Neil Gross of Harvard University and Solon Simmons of George Mason University.

Here's somewhat more encouraging news (via Peter Klein): Among the members of the American Economic Association, "about 8 percent can be considered supporters of free-market principles, and that less than 3 percent may be called strong supporters. . . . Even the average Republican AEA member is ‘middle-of-the road,’ not free-market".

Finally, an interesting study (via Brayden King) found that, on being "asked to share data from a recently published study, only 27% of psychologists were willing to do so."


  1. Tabula Rasa said...

    i found the last link (about sharing data) quite astonishing. am circulating it. thanks!