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Politics, economics, ethics and religion in French academia

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  • Abel François

    (LEM - Lille - Economie et Management - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies - Université de Lille, Sciences Humaines et Sociales - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UCL - Université catholique de Lille)

  • Cal Le Gall
  • Raul Magni Berton

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Abstract

The aim of this note is to present the main results of a survey carried out in 2011 which gathers information on French academics’ opinions and attitudes toward politics, economics, religion and ethical beliefs. The sample of respondents is large (N = 2,000) and the survey allows a comparison between academics and the overall French population by replicating questions of traditional surveys (EVS and Dynegal). We observe that French academics are considerably more left-wing, more hostile to free-market economy and more atheist than French citizens. Interestingly, a significant share of academics tends to adopt ethical guidelines that are similar to those of religious people.

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  • Abel François & Cal Le Gall & Raul Magni Berton, 2016. "Politics, economics, ethics and religion in French academia," Post-Print hal-01533537, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01533537 DOI: 10.1057/s41253-016-0002-9 Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01533537
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