Meet the Class of


Beliefs and Lifestyle

The Crimson's survey of more than 55 percent of incoming freshmen in Harvard College's Class of 2023 asked them about their beliefs and lifestyles.

Read Part III of The Crimson's three-part series on the freshman survey here.


  • Religion

  • Religiosity

  • Religion by Region

  • Religiosity by Income


  • Political Persuasion

  • Politics by Region

  • Politics by Religion

National Politics

  • Affirmative Action

  • Transgender Individuals in the Military

  • Sanctuary Cities

  • U.S. President Donald Trump

  • Same-Sex Marriage

  • Separation of Immigrant Children from Parents at Border

  • Efforts to Solve Climate Change

  • Harvard Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination against Asian-American Applicants

  • Special Counsel Investigation into Russian Election Interference

  • The #MeToo Movement

Harvard Issues

  • Proposals to Divest Endowment Funds from Fossil Fuel Investments

  • Revoking Former Government Professor Jorge I. Dominguez’s Emeritus Status after at least 18 Women Accused him of Sexual Harassment

  • The Selection of Lawrence S. Bacow as Harvard's 29th President

  • Harvard's Policy Penalizing Students Who Join Single-Gender Final Clubs and Greek Organizations

  • Some Single-Gender Groups’ Lawsuit against Harvard to Eliminate the Social Group Sanctions

  • Harvard Graduate Students’ Vote to Unionize for the First Time in School History

  • Refusing to Renew Winthrop Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan, Who Briefly Represented Harvey Weinstein, and Stephanie R. Robinson

  • Removing Head Fencing Coach Peter Brand, Who Sold His House to a Prospective Student’s Parent for Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars More Than Its Assessed Value, for Conflict of Interest Violations

  • Proposals to Divest Endowment Funds from Companies Tied to Private Prisons


  • Sexual Activity

  • Sexual Activity by Gender

  • Age of First Sexual Activity Among Non-Virgins

  • Sexual Partners


  • Alcohol Drinkers

  • Marijuana Users

  • Fake IDs

Mental Health

  • Mental Health Counseling


  • Computers

  • Cell Phones

  • Facebook Usage

  • Twitter Usage

  • Snapchat Usage

  • Instagram Usage