Sampling of ISU students shows 35 percent regard themselves as Independents, 33 percent Republicans, 31 percent Democrats. Parental affiliation and class background are important influences.
Wiggins, Charles W.
"Political Affiliation of College Youth,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 20
, Article 5.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol20/iss2/5