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How Many Democrats per Republican at UC-Berkeley and Stanford? Voter Registration Data Across 23 Academic Departments

Academic Questions, Forthcoming

34 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2005  

Daniel B. Klein

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Andrew Western

Santa Clara University - Department of Economics and Political Science

Abstract

Using the records of the seven San Francisco Bay Area counties that surround University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, we conducted a systematic and thorough study of the party registration of the Berkeley and Stanford faculty in 23 academic departments. The departments span the social sciences, humanities, hard sciences, math, law, journalism, engineering, medicine, and the business school. Of the total of 1497 individual names on the cumulative list, we obtained readings on 1005, or 67 percent. The findings support the "one-party campus" conjecture. For UC-Berkeley, we found an overall Democrat: Republican ratio of 9.9:1. For Stanford, we found an overall D:R ratio of 7.6:1. Moreover, the breakdown by faculty rank shows that Republicans are an "endangered species" on the two campuses. This article contains a link to the complete data (with individual identities redacted).

Keywords: Democrat, Republican, party registration, UC-Berkeley, Stanford, one-party campus, academia, political culture

JEL Classification: I23

Suggested Citation

Klein, Daniel B. and Western, Andrew, How Many Democrats per Republican at UC-Berkeley and Stanford? Voter Registration Data Across 23 Academic Departments. Academic Questions, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=664045

Daniel B. Klein (Contact Author)

George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Andrew Western

Santa Clara University - Department of Economics and Political Science ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
602-790-8359 (Phone)

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