The Shocking Ratio Between Liberal and Conservative Commencement Speakers This Year

by Frank Camp, IJREVIEW

According to a Young America’s Foundation (YAF) survey, out of the top 100 American universities, only 14 will host conservative commencement speakers this year, compared to 87 liberal speakers. The remaining 45 either cannot be identified ideologically based on YAF’s requirements, were unannounced or were student speakers.

Additionally, the top 20 schools have only two conservatives, and the top ten have none.

If these numbers seem odd because they don’t add up to 100, it’s because many universities feature multiple commencement speakers, such as Drexel, which has four speakers on the docket:

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