When Harvard College’s Class of 2016 departs Cambridge this week, they will leave a campus in the midst of a debate about its values and enter a world in the middle of a contentious dispute over its own direction.
Harvard’s graduating seniors have their opinions on both, according to results of a recent survey of the class: They are split over Harvard’s efforts to push its unrecognized male final clubs to change their membership policies; a majority of them do not favor changing the names of campus buildings tied to slave owners; and they overwhelmingly oppose a Donald Trump presidency.
The Crimson’s annual survey of seniors asked the Class of 2016 about their backgrounds, their future plans, and their experiences throughout college, on campus and off. The survey garnered 906 responses—representing more than half of the class—although not all respondents answered every question. The survey, sent to seniors by email and open from May 5 to May 11, was anonymous, and The Crimson did not adjust the data for possible self-selection bias.
Scroll through the interactive graphs and charts on the following pages for a visual representation of the survey results. Compare to results of last year’s survey of the Class of 2015 here.