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A Harvard University pupil newspaper survey of graduating college students discovered that solely 6.four% of the individuals who responded have a conservative-leaning after attending the personal Ivy League establishment.
The survey, carried out by The Crimson, was emailed to all 1,269 graduating seniors and drew an almost 40% response fee. It discovered that four% of graduates from the category of 2022 lean conservative, and a couple of.four% lean “very conservative.” It additionally surveyed the scholars about what their politics have been earlier than attending Harvard and located that 7.1% of the graduating class recognized as conservative earlier than attending the faculty.
40.7% of the scholars recognized as progressive after attending Harvard, in comparison with 44.7% previous to attending the college. 27.9% of graduating college students establish as “very progressive,” which is a rise from the 20.9% who stated they have been “very progressive” previous to attending the faculty.
1.four% of the graduating college students surveyed establish as apolitical, based on the scholar newspaper.
93% of graduating college students surveyed maintain an unfavorable view of former President Trump, based on the report. 51.eight% of graduating college students surveyed have a positive view of President Biden, in comparison with 30.1% who maintain an unfavorable view.
The survey additionally polled help on varied different social and political points reminiscent of abolishing ICE and Elon Musk’s Twitter buy.
It discovered that 54.1% of graduating college students surveyed help “defunding or abolishing ICE,” and simply 15.three% help “Elon Musk’s bid to purchase Twitter.”
On the “Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) motion,” the survey discovered that 33.eight% of graduating college students surveyed help the motion and 21.1% oppose it.
When requested concerning the Biden administration’s choice withdraw from Afghanistan, 42.5% stated they maintain a positive view of it, and 21.9% maintain an unfavorable view.
68.5% of the graduating college students surveyed additionally stated they maintain a positive view of Director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses, Dr. Anthony Fauci.