Survey Shows Libertarian Values Among MIT Students

The Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s oldest and largest newspaper, released the results from its political survey conducted last year.  A total of 20% of the school’s undergraduate and graduate population responded to the questionnaire from October 2010.

The results show that 23% of the respondents consider themselves libertarian. Of that group, 35% believe that the Libertarian Party best represents their political views. That is compared to the 9% who believe that the Republican Party best represents them and the 23% who chose the Democratic Party.

The survey also shows that the plurality, about 38%, of libertarians on MIT’s campus consider themselves to be more moderate with their political views. Most respondents favored fiscal conservatism while also considering themselves to be either “liberal” or “very liberal” in regards to social values.

The Tech’s article on the survey can be found here.