Why So Many Young Americans are Socialists. From a survey of the political registrations of 8,688 tenure track, Ph.D.–holding professors from fifty-one of the sixty-six top ranked liberal arts colleges, of whom 5,116 were registered either Republican or Democrat.
Number of Democratic Faculty Members for Every Republican in 25 Academic Fields
US colleges are where many of the social changes in the West are first visible. Trends occurring there then show up in the wider society, throughout the West. One can argue about cause and effect, but this has been that pattern since WWII.