Education Level of White Women is a Major Indicator of Political Views

 

Political science professor Michael Cornfield claims that the key element behind a white woman’s political views is her education level. He noted that while President Trump has high disapproval ratings among women, he has garnered support from working-class women without college degrees. According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, sixty-three percent of women said they disapproved of the current president. Interestingly, Trump beat Clinton by 27 points among women without college degrees in the 2016 election.

Action Item

Although a quality education is certainly important, it is not required in order to be informed about the issues facing our country. Do your research on the topics that you care about and if you are eligible, register to vote!

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How much of a role do you think education plays in one’s political views and voting tendencies?

Further Reading

Check out this interactive form created by The New York Times to learn what you should know for the upcoming midterm elections.

 

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