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Catholic Theology, Political Doctrine

In the American past, most Catholics were Democrats. That has changed, party due to the Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion and gay marriage, two issues the Democratic Party strongly supports.

According to Pew Research, a majority of Catholics today identify as Republicans.

But not in academia. Or at least not among the theology professors at Creighton University, a private Catholic college in Omaha, Nebraska. An analysis by The College Fix of political party registrations found zero registered Republican scholars in the group.

What’s more, the finding underscores a larger trend identified across the entire university: 41 percent of Creighton’s professors are Democrats, 15 percent are Republicans, and 16 percent are nonpartisan (the affiliation of almost 25 percent could not be determined).

While the data may be partially incomplete, they illustrate that Democrats heavily dominate teaching positions at the Jesuit university. 

This trend is likely mirrored at Catholic universities nationwide. Most Catholic universities have made decisions that prioritize secular social progressive causes and viewpoints over doctrinal beliefs.

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