Politics, economics, ethics and religion in French academia

Abstract : The aim of this note is to present the main results of a survey carried out in 2011 which gathers information on French academics’ opinions and attitudes toward politics, economics, religion and ethical beliefs. The sample of respondents is large (N = 2,000) and the survey allows a comparison between academics and the overall French population by replicating questions of traditional surveys (EVS and Dynegal). We observe that French academics are considerably more left-wing, more hostile to free-market economy and more atheist than French citizens. Interestingly, a significant share of academics tends to adopt ethical guidelines that are similar to those of religious people.
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Abel François, Cal Le Gall, Raul Magni Berton. Politics, economics, ethics and religion in French academia. French Politics, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 14 (3), pp.363--379. ⟨10.1057/s41253-016-0002-9⟩. ⟨hal-01533537⟩

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