Viewpoint Diversity in Tech:
Reality or Myth?

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A pending lawsuit against Google, alleging bias against conservative and libertarian worldviews, has intensified growing debate about ideological diversity in the tech industry. To cut through the noise and spark a productive dialogue, Lincoln Network conducted a pilot survey of nearly 400 tech employees on how they perceive the industry’s ideological openness.

Below are summaries of our initial findings. Each graph and the accompanying quotes from survey participants represent an important snapshot of the ideological landscape of the tech industry.

Innovation thrives when diverse perspectives are freely spoken. Silicon Valley is a catalyst for America, a place where magic happens every day. But to continue thriving, it must face a daunting reality: It’s alienating a significant talent pool.

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