In the meantime, here are some survey results from Eric Kaufmann (University of London). The full report is available at the link.
In this recent podcast interview Kaufmann discusses the woke takeover of academia and other institutions.
1. Academia has always been predominantly left, but has become more and more so over time. This imbalance is stronger in Social Science and Humanities (SSH) than in STEM, but even in STEM the faculty are predominantly left of center relative to the general population.
2. Leftists are becoming more and more intolerant of opposing views.
3. Young academics (PhD students and junior faculty) are the least tolerant of all.
In my opinion the unique importance of research universiites originates from their commitment to the search for Truth. This commitment is being supplanted by a focus on social justice, with extremely negative consequences.
Figure 1. Note: Excludes STEM academics. Labels refer to hypothetical scenarios in which respondents are asked whether they would support a campaign to dismiss a staff member who found the respective conclusions in their research. Brackets denote sample size.
Figure 2. Note: Includes STEM academics. Based on a direct question rather than a concealed list technique.