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Survey Finds Nearly Half of Harvard Freshmen Don’t Believe in God

Survey Finds Nearly Half of Harvard Freshmen Don’t Believe in God

“A majority of freshmen identified as either not at all religious or not very religious”

I find this very easy to believe. Especially after what we have witnessed in recent weeks.

The College Fix reports:

Nearly half of Harvard freshmen don’t believe in God: survey

Nearly half of Harvard University freshmen don’t believe in God, according to survey results from the student newspaper.

The Harvard Crimson recently released new results from its survey of the class of 2027. About half of freshmen completed the surveys.

The student newspaper found 24.6 percent of respondents said they were “agnostic” while 21.5 percent called themselves “atheist.”

“A majority of freshmen identified as either not at all religious or not very religious,” the student newspaper reported. “Though 23 percent considered themselves somewhat religious, only 12 percent of respondents said they were very religious, with 2.5 percent identifying as extremely religious.”

Incoming students reported low levels of sexual activity and drug use. “Nearly two-thirds, or 63.4 percent of respondents, said they had never had sex. For those who have had sex, 56.2 percent have had one sexual partner,” the student newspaper also reported.

The student newspaper further reported:

The vast majority of the Class of 2027 had not engaged in using illicit substances before starting college — with the exception of alcohol. Only 40 percent of respondents said they had never consumed alcohol, and 12.3 percent of the incoming class said they had a form of fake identification — presumably to drink before their 21st birthdays. This marks a slight dip from the Class of 2025 which saw 14.6 percent of students reporting owning fake identification.

Marijuana surpassed tobacco or nicotine in popularity with freshmen. Of respondents, 72.7 percent said they had never smoked marijuana, versus 85 percent for tobacco and nicotine. This figure includes both cigarettes and e-cigarettes containing nicotine.

Cocaine proved to be the least popular drug among members of the Class of 2027, with less than a percent of respondents answering that they had used the drug.

Freshmen also generally support free speech and academic freedom and are not entirely supportive of denaming buildings named after people who held views no longer considered correct today.

The survey found 82.8 percent of respondents were favorable of free speech and academic freedom.

Only 34.5 percent had a favorable view of denaming buildings. Harvard activists are currently trying to strip the “Winthrop” name from a resident house.


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Halcyon Daze | November 19, 2023 at 10:21 am

A belief in God would acknowledge one isn’t the center of the known universe, and that would be heresy.

caseoftheblues | November 19, 2023 at 11:17 am

A majority of Harvard freshman identify as not very intelligent too

. but they believe from the river to the sea….

henrybowman | November 19, 2023 at 11:45 am

To be quite honest, all the other statistics seem wildly positive.

Not shocking. Harvard dropped the teaching of normative religion (except atheism) long ago.

stella dallas | November 19, 2023 at 10:30 pm

Harvard freshmen know what to write in an application essay and they know what to say when questioned.

Milhouse | November 20, 2023 at 5:58 am

Why the surprise? Hasn’t this been the case at most universities for at least a century?

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