Survey: Conservative Seniors at Princeton ‘Uncomfortable Sharing Political Views’
“Five hundred and seventy-one students responded to the survey, representing 44.1 percent of the graduating class.”
This shouldn’t surprise anyone. On some college campuses, identifying as a conservative can actually put you in danger.
The College Fix reports:
Majority of Princeton’s conservative seniors uncomfortable sharing political views: survey
A majority of self-described conservative seniors at Princeton University reported feeling uncomfortable “sharing [their] political views on campus,” according to this year’s annual survey of the graduating class.
Over 64 percent of students who self-identified as “very conservative” were “very uncomfortable” or “somewhat uncomfortable” sharing their political views, according to the survey. Just over 55 percent who called themselves “somewhat conservative” were “very” or “somewhat” uncomfortable.
Nearly 43 percent of students who identified as “moderate” were “very uncomfortable” or “somewhat uncomfortable” sharing their views.
By contrast, less than five percent of students who identified as “very liberal” reported being “very uncomfortable” or “uncomfortable” sharing political views, the survey showed.
The Daily Princetonian, the undergraduate newspaper that administers and publishes the annual senior survey, released this year’s results on April 22.
Five hundred and seventy-one students responded to the survey, representing 44.1 percent of the graduating class.
Of the respondents, about a third described themselves as “very liberal,” just under a third percent described themselves as “liberal,” and just over 17 percent described themselves as “leftist/socialist.” By contrast, 9.4 percent described themselves as “conservative” or “very conservative,” according to the survey.
The respondents who considered themselves “very conservative” all reported affiliations with either the Jewish or Christian faith.
Seventeen percent of respondents indicated they had become more right-wing during their undergraduate years, compared to nearly half who said they had grown more left-wing politically. Approximately 38 percent said their political persuasions had not changed.
One Princeton junior undergraduate and College Fix contributor had strong words for the political imbalance the survey recorded.
“If, as the Senior Survey’s data suggests, Princeton is fostering an environment that facilitates the mere training of ideologues and excludes those with unpopular opinions from full participation in campus discourse, then the University is failing at its most important task,” Matthew Wilson wrote in an April 30 op-ed for The Daily Princetonian.
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Uncomfortable = In terror for their lives
From Princeton website: “Because the University is committed to free and open inquiry in all matters, it guarantees all members of the University community the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn.“
The survey indicates that their “guarantee” is a worthless hoax. Don’t waste time or money here.
In Princeton’s defense (I live here and graduated a long time ago), there’s a very robust, well-funded “safe haven” https://jmp.princeton.edu/
Also, a regular publication that I know writers for . . https://theprincetontory.com/
Suggest you all review the activities and discourse here, before you jump to conclusions about how “unsafe” Princeton is for conservatives and libertarians.
This appears to be what is happenning all over the Ivies
I’d love to see the family income of the Princeton students who call themselves “far left/socialist,” let alone the number of hours they’ve logged interacting with anyone outside their socioeconomic caste.