Why the College Degree Seems to Be Deciding the Presidential Election

10/12/2016 - Professor of Political Science John T. Scott in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

If you’ve been following the presidential election campaign, then you’ve heard about the divide in voter preferences between people with and without college degrees.

John T. Scott, chairman of the political-science department at the University of California at Davis, said separating voters based on their college attainment, and noting a difference in their political views, is nothing new. "This is a continuation of a trend," Mr. Scott said. "Broadly speaking, what we are seeing is part of a trend that has been going on for probably about 20 years or more. And that has a lot to do with changes in the economy."

Read the full story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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