COVID-19 has been a major force on campus since the Class of 2023 were freshmen. 82 percent of respondents have had COVID-19 at one point or another. The rates vary by eating club, 94.3 percent of Tiger Inn members have had COVID-19 compared with 72.4 percent of respondents who never joined an Eating Club.
Students could identify prominent administrators, with 89.9 percent correctly identifying Vice President of Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun. Fewer, but a still substantial number of students were able to identify former USG vice president Hannah Kapoor (76.5 percent) and former ICC president Sophie Singletary (70.3 percent). On the athletics side, more respondents recognized Tosan Evbuomwan (79.9 percent) as a member of the men’s basketball team than recognized Julia Cunningham as a member of the women’s basketball team (42.7 percent) despite both teams advancing to the March Madness tournament.
89.7 percent of Princeton voters who voted in the 2020
Presidential Election reported voting for President Joe Biden. Seven percent of those
who reported voting voted for former President Donald Trump. Of those who reported that
they felt very uncomfortable sharing their political views and voted, 52.7 percent voted
for Trump; meanwhile, of those who felt very comfortable and voted, 96.2 percent
reported voting for Biden.
The most conservative eating club was Cottage, where 38 percent described themselves somewhat or very conservative, with 38 percent also saying they were very or slightly liberal. The most leftist/socialist eating club was Terrace, where 48 percent identified with these views. Fewer than five percent of Terrace members described themselves as conservative.
Many Princeton students believe that the University has further to go on divestment. The University divested from all publicly-traded fossil fuel companies last Fall.
Many respondents held negative views towards University
administrators: 42.3 percent of respondents held unfavorable opinions of President
Christoper L. Eisgruber ’83, while 28.3 percent held unfavorable opinions of Dean
Jill Dolan. Many also held generally negative views towards campus institutions,
such as the honor code (61.9 percent unfavorable) and housing (44.4 percent).
However, respondents generally favored Divestment (58.5 percent favorable) and
towards grading theses on a P/D/F basis (52.8 percent). USG’s approval rating has
substantially improved since last year: 33.2 percent held favorable views, compared
to 17.3 percent last year.
As for Bicker, 57.1 percent of respondents viewed it negatively. Those in bicker clubs were more split: 41.5 percent saw it favorably and 32.7 percent unfavorably. However, those in sign-in clubs were more certain: only 8.29 percent viewed bicker favorably and 72.20 percent unfavorably.
Despite some negativity, if they could go back in time, 90.6 percent of respondents reported that they would choose Princeton again, with 64.2 percent of respondents indicating that they plan to donate to the University. The respondents with the highest rate of indicating they would donate again are students whose parents attended Princeton, at 65.8 percent.