| by Scott Jaschik

Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross told Inside Higher Ed that he’s not surprised by findings from a recent Pew Research Center study that shows people with graduate degrees have more liberal political views than those with just undergraduate degrees. “The evidence doesn’t show that exposure to higher education turns Republicans into Democrats,” Gross said in the April 27 article, “but it does seem to make people somewhat more cosmopolitan, more comfortable with social diversity, more tolerant of social difference.”