Most Student Loan Borrowers are Republican or Independent

Alan Collinge
3 min readMar 15, 2022

The claim that student loan borrowers are largely liberal is a myth.

One out of every 5 adults in the U.S.- of all political stripes- have student loans. However, there is a longstanding cultural stereotype in the U.S. that politically, these people identify largely as democrats. The media has gone to great lengths to reinforce and exaggerate this claim.

Analysis of years worth of Pew and Gallup data reveals that this is not true. In fact, the data shows that today, most student loan borrowers identify as…

Alan Collinge

I am Founder of StudentLoanJustice.Org, author of The Student Loan Scam (Beacon Press), and creator of the petition Change.Org/CancelStudentLoans