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With the 2024 elections around the corner, what do Princeton students think about the United States’ next commander-in-chief? We asked Princeton students about their views on matters both within the Orange Bubble and outside of it. Do Princeton seniors actually know their student government representative, or have they been too focused on their theses?

During their time at Princeton, 18.1 percent of the Class of 2024 has become more right wing, while 41.6 percent have become more left wing. 85.5 percent of respondents plan to vote in the 2024 U.S. presidential election, with just 4.2 percent of respondents preferring former President Donald Trump, and 60 percent preferring incumbent Joe Biden. Though the minority in all eating clubs, conservatives feel most at home in Cottage Club, where they make up almost a quarter of members — in contrast with Terrace, where 37.9 percent of members identified as leftists/socialists. Overall, conservative members of the Class of 2024 are reluctant to share their political views on campus.
Over 90 percent of respondents indicated that they would attend Princeton again if given the choice. Despite that, only about half would definitely encourage a high school student similar to themselves to apply, ranking a 5 on a scale from 1–5 on the question. Social life may have had a bearing on the Class of 2024’s recommendation. Overall, 62.6 percent of respondents said that they viewed Bicker either somewhat or strongly unfavorably. Views on Bicker varied heavily across sign-in and Bicker clubs. Amongst Bicker clubs, the percentage of respondents viewing Bicker strongly favorably ranged from 0 percent in Cannon Dial Elm Club to 32.3 percent in Ivy Club. Those in sign-in clubs largely viewed Bicker less favorably than those in bicker clubs.
The majority of seniors have unfavorable views on the Honor Code, do not believe that grade inflation is a significant issue at Princeton, and do not think that Princeton should prioritize academic rigor more heavily in the future. 31.8 percent of respondents strongly favor grading senior theses on a P/D/F-only basis, and 26.2 percent view the idea somewhat favorably. 49.4 percent of respondents either agree or strongly agree that Princeton should reinstate standardized tests in the admissions process, while 30.5 percent are neutral on the matter.
Campus Figures
34.6 percent of the Class of 2024 have unfavorable views towards University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, while 28.5 percent feel favorably towards him. Meanwhile, 34.4 percent of the Class of 2024 feel positively towards departing Dean of the College Jill Dolan, while 22 percent feel negatively. 91.1 percent of the Class of 2024 know that W. Rochelle Calhoun serves as Vice President for Campus Life, but 54.6 percent failed to identify Madison Linton as the 2023-2024 USG Vice President. 66.8 percent of students know that former Charter President Mia Beams also served as Interclub Council President. When asked who the most eminent members of the Class were, four individuals rose to the top: Sydney Johnson, Brian Li, Stephen Daniels, or Thomas Hughes. Johnson, the Class of 2024’s President was the most answered, with 8.8 percent writing her in.