Most Students Oppose Racial Preferences in Admissions, Survey Finds

While most students say ethnic diversity is a laudable goal for colleges, they oppose the use of racial preferences to achieve it, according to a new study. The survey, by a group that opposes the "dumbing down" and politicization of American colleges, found greater opposition to affirmative action than in previous surveys of students.

About 84 percent of the 1,004 respondents to the survey said ethnic diversity on campus is important. But 79 percent said