Wednesday , January 20 2021
Home / Greg Mankiw / Which Harvard students are least comfortable expressing their opinions?

Which Harvard students are least comfortable expressing their opinions?

Summary:
Harvard recently released the results of a survey on "Inclusion and Belonging." One question asked students whether they agreed with the statement "I feel comfortable expressing my opinions to others at Harvard."Overall, 68 percent of students agreed. Moreover, the statement received majority agreement for most subgroups--men and women; white, black, Hispanic, and Asian; straight and gay; U.S. citizen and foreign; Christian, Jewish, and Muslim; and so on.The only subgroup for which the statement did not generate majority agreement was those students who self-identified as conservative. Only 44 percent of conservative students agreed, compared with 61 percent of moderates and 73 percent of liberals.

Topics:
Greg Mankiw considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

[email protected] (Luke Froeb) writes Can money buy happiness?

Tyler Cowen writes Tuesday assorted links

MilesCorak writes An Employment Insurance system for the 21st century: Lesson 2, The future of work calls for better income insurance

Manish Bapna writes How to Tackle Vulnerable Countries’ Triple Crisis

Harvard recently released the results of a survey on "Inclusion and Belonging." One question asked students whether they agreed with the statement "I feel comfortable expressing my opinions to others at Harvard."

Overall, 68 percent of students agreed. Moreover, the statement received majority agreement for most subgroups--men and women; white, black, Hispanic, and Asian; straight and gay; U.S. citizen and foreign; Christian, Jewish, and Muslim; and so on.

The only subgroup for which the statement did not generate majority agreement was those students who self-identified as conservative. Only 44 percent of conservative students agreed, compared with 61 percent of moderates and 73 percent of liberals.

Greg Mankiw
I am the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where I teach introductory economics (ec 10). I use this blog to keep in touch with my current and former students. Teachers and students at other schools, as well as others interested in economic issues, are welcome to use this resource.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *