Shocking

The New York Times writes that liberals outnumber conservatives in the academic world. They even cite studies:

One of the studies, a national survey of more than 1,000 academics, shows that Democratic professors outnumber Republicans by at least seven to one in the humanities and social sciences. That ratio is more than twice as lopsided as it was three decades ago, and it seems quite likely to keep increasing, because the younger faculty members are more consistently Democratic than the ones nearing retirement, said Daniel Klein, an associate professor of economics at Santa Clara University and a co-author of the study.

As James Taranto would ask, “what would we do without studies?”

Update: That is indeed what Taranto wrote.