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Hopkins study: Feds are whiter, richer, more liberal than most Americans

Hopkins study: Feds are whiter, richer, more liberal than most Americans

The workers who staff the federal government in Washington are whiter, richer, more educated and more liberal than the rest of the country, according to two political scientists at Johns Hopkins University —who warn of the potential for a troubling gap between the federal workforce and the people it serves. "It might be a problem," said Jennifer Bachner, director of the Hopkins' master's degree program in government analytics. "If the government looks very different demographically than the American people, the question is: Can they govern well? Can they appreciate the challenges of the American public?" Bachner and colleague Benjamin Ginsberg,...

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