There have been numerous studies showing that the most highly educated people who have MS, PhD, etc tend to be more liberal. Also apparently, some of these studies showed high IQ has a general positive correlation with liberal ideologies.
Maybe this is why, but most liberals sound like a bunch of snobs who think that they're better than the rest of us. Why do are they so stuck up and condescending?
Most Helpful Guy
Several reasons. Mainly liberals as a group have little to no understanding of what conservatism is. I've found this to be the case even with highly intelligent, highly educated liberals.
There is massive misinformation out there about conservatives. A lot of liberals have the strangest ideas about conservatives, ideas that if they actually thought about it aren't even possible.
One point is that a much higher percentage of conservatives used to be liberal than the other way around. Liberals tend to me much more narrow in their point of view and understanding. As they age they see a bigger picture and have a better understanding about how things work. It's well known that people tend to become more conservative as they get older.
Not only is liberalism easier to understand, but a lot of conservatives understand it better because they used to be liberal. That group includes most conservative baby boomers which is a very large demographic.
(Admittedly a lot of young conservatives don't understand conservatism very well either, but that goes for both liberals and conservatives.)
Liberalism tends to be more emotion based, whereas conservatism requires more thought and understanding. "Poor homeless man, let's give him food." That's emotion based. "Why is the man homeless and poor?" That requires thought.
One problem with politics in regards to liberal vs conservative is that modern politics is about ten second sound bites, catchy phrases, etc. "Poor man, let's feed him." sparks an emotion that fits in a ten second sound bite. To explain how a welfare system creates more poor, rather than less, doesn't fit in a ten second sound bite. So the emotional debate, and capturing the hearts and minds of the people tends toward one-sided debate.
Accusing conservatives of being racist for being against millions of illegal immigrants fits easily in a ten second sound bite. Explaining the negatives of massive immigration, and all the ramifications that have a domino affect throughout society requires a tome. But hey, just point fingers, make accusations of racism, ignore all dialog that requires more than ten seconds of thought, and score political points (votes).
Of course people would rather read or hear a one line humorous quip, and don't want to be bothered with the effort it takes to actually understand something.2
Most Helpful Girl
Of course more educated people have degrees. Now take out degrees like black studies, feminism, etc. that make money and see who there will be more of. There are more conservatives making higher amounts of money so there will always be more conservatives in the higher earning degrees.
Now liberals more stuck up because they read these statistics, and think they're smarter then everybody else.
To people who no doubt will downvote this, tell me how I'm wrong!5