Only 6.4 percent of Harvard grads lean conservative upon graduation

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  • 03/02/2023

A new survey out from Harvard University's Crimson shows that there is a distinct, left-leaning political hegemony among graduates from the Ivy League school. Only 6.4 percent of those who surveyed said that their views were conservative-leaning upon graduation, which is a decrease from the number of students who identified as conservative prior to beginning their study at the storied 4-year university.

The survey was emailed to all 1,269 graduating seniors and had an almost 40 percent response rate. According to the survey, the 6.4 percent of conservative leading students is broken down into 4 percent of 2022 graduates leaning conservative, and 2.4 percent leaning "very conservative," according to Fox News.

7.1 percent of the students said their politics before attending Harvard identified as conservative, meaning that Harvard attendance has pushed almost .7 percent of students away from their initially conservative beliefs. 

40.7 percent of students identified as progressive after attending the college. 44.7 percent identified as progressive before prior to attending the Ivy League school. 27.9 percent of 2022 graduates identify as "very progressive," an increase from the 20.9 percent who claimed to be "very progressive" before attending Harvard.

Only 1.4 percent of the graduating students identified as apolitical, while a whopping 93 percent surveyed said they have an unfavorable view of former President Donald Trump.

51.8 percent of the graduating students hold a favorable view of President Joe Biden, with only 30.1 percent who hold an unfavorable view of the Democrat. 42.5 percent said that they hold a favorable view of Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, while 21.9 percent held an unfavorable view.

The survey also found that 54.1 percent of graduating students support "defunding or abolishing ICE." A mere 15.3 percent supported "Elon Musk's bid to buy Twitter."

The survey found that 33.8 percent of graduating students surveyed supported the antisemitic "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement" against the state of Israel, while 21.1 percent opposed it.

Additionally, “As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions, graduating seniors still largely report support of affirmative action.”

Meanwhile, 68.5 percent of the 2022 graduates said they hold a favorable view of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Ironically, in 2021, an overwhelming majority of respondents, 84 percent, disapproved of Harvard’s decision to hold Commencement virtually.

For the first time in three years, Harvard will hold an in-person Commencement for its graduating class and the majority of respondents, 68 percent, said they approved of the school lifting its Covid-19 restrictions. Only 19 percent disapproved.

This article was originally published at The Post Millennial. 

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