Of course! Herd mentality is really common in certain fields and professions. The unsurprising thing about this is that this herd mentality extends into politics as well as faith. If you notice, a lot of educators and government workers *tend* to be really liberal and uncomfortable talking about their faith (at least at work). Their work environments and course work in college just don't leave room for it.
Many scientists and empirically minded people want to place all of existence into a nice little scientific box and explain the world that way. What they fail to account for (and what their professors never ask them about) is the existence of non-physical things like love, honesty, truth, charity, etc. Since we can't scientifcally prove the existence of these things, does that mean they don't exist? Fr. Barron has a few YouTube videos on Scientism and Catholicism I recommend you check out. Good topic.