CIA analysts: liberal or conservative?
We are talking about the analysts, the people who have desk jobs in the United States, and make reports from data gathered by field agents and from other intelligence agencies, the reports that eventually funnel up the chain of command all the way to Obama (if it’s a topic that Obama is interested in).
The answer is that they are moderate liberals. I assume the heavy SJW types wouldn’t want to work for the CIA, an agency that’s historically looked down upon by liberals.
But if you look at how the CIA hires analysts, people with at least bachelor’s degrees and often masters’s degrees from good schools with majors like international relations, political science, and history. And knowledge of a foreign language is a huge plus. Do you expect to find a bunch of conservatives hanging out in the international relations departments of liberal arts colleges in the northeast?
What exactly does a person with a degree in Russian History do for a living? If the degree is from Harvard, the answer is anything that person wants, even investment banking. But if the degree is from even a slightly lesser school than Harvard (or Princeton/Yale/Stanford), there really aren’t that many employers demanding Russian History majors.
So the workforce of CIA analysts is going to be liberal-leaning SWPL types. I am sure they really liked President Obama, and they nearly all voted for HRC for the same reasons that SWPLs outside of the CIA nearly all voted for HRC. You know, because Trump is racist. And if you work in the government, maybe you are used to the last eight years and you think that President HRC means more of the same that you are used to and that’s exactly what you want.
Field agents are probably more conservative because it’s a pseudo-law-enforcement/pseudo-military type of job, and those jobs attract conservative types, but with higher IQs than the average police officer. However, the field agents aren’t the ones who make the reports, so the intelligence they gather gets filtered through a moderate-liberal worldview.