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Spring 2018 Herald poll results

Among other findings, 34.3 percent of students report stealing from U. dining halls, eateries

Spring 2018 poll results can be found here.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as president of the University?


19.8% Strongly approve


39.6% Somewhat approve


6.0% Somewhat disapprove


0.2% Strongly Disapprove


34.4% No opinion


Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Undergraduate Council of Students is handling its job representing and addressing the concerns of the undergraduate student body?


10.2% Strongly approve


25.1% Somewhat approve


3.7% Somewhat disapprove


0.9% Strongly disapprove


60.2% No opinion


How strongly do you agree with the following: I feel like my concentration is respected by the Brown community.


54.8% Strongly agree


35.2% Somewhat agree


8.4% Somewhat disagree


1.5% Strongly disagree


Which of the following are you planning to apply to or attend?


13.4% Law school


27.1% Medical school


0.7% Veterinarian school


13.4% Business school


29.7% Academic PhD or Masters program


3.9% Other


12.1% None, I am not on a pre-professional track


How strongly do you agree with the following: I am confident in how my body looks.


24.8% Strongly agree


51.9% Somewhat agree


17.8% Somewhat disagree


5.6% Strongly disagree


How often do you take food from Brown eateries without paying (Josiah’s, Andrews, Blue Room, Campus Market, Ivy Room, library cafes)?


6.0% Daily


6.8% Two to three times a week


6.6% Once a week


14.9% Once or Twice a month


65.7% Never


How comfortable would you be approaching the Title IX office in response to an incident of sexual assault/violence/harassment?


23.2% Very comfortable


39.7% Somewhat comfortable


18.3% Somewhat uncomfortable


1.8% Very uncomfortable


17.0% No opinion


Have you ever felt you’ve had an inappropriate or uncomfortable sexual or romantic encounter with your professor or teaching assistant?


3.1% Yes


96.9% No


How often do you call a member of your family?


22.2% At least once per day


59.5% At least once per week


15.0% At least once per month


2.6% Less than once per month


0.6% Less than once per semester


For which, if any, of the following conditions have you been prescribed medication in the past five years? (Circle all that apply)


16.6% Anxiety


3.0% Attention deficit disorder


2.4% Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


1.1% Bipolar disorder


13.3% Depression


2.7% Obsessive-Compulsive disorder


0.1% Schizophrenia


2.8% Another mental health condition


76.7% None of the above


The poll was conducted over the course of three days — March 14-16. The margin of error is 3.4 percent with 95 percent confidence. The margins of error for specific subsets are as follows: 4.0 percent for females, 4.7 percent for males, 5.0 percent for first-years, 5.6 percent for sophomores, 6.9 percent for juniors, 7.1 percent for seniors, 4.5 percent for students who receive financial aid and 4.1 percent for students who do not receive financial aid.


The sample of students who took the poll is demographically similar to the undergraduate student body. The sample was 41.6 percent male and 56.8 percent female. First-years made up 33.6 percent, sophomores 28.3 percent, juniors 19.4 percent and seniors 18.7 percent of the poll. Of students represented in the poll, 5 percent receive just loans, 17.8 percent receive grants and loans, 15.8 percent receive grants covering some costs, 6.5 percent receive grants covering all costs and 54.9 percent receive no financial aid. Varsity athletes made up 9.9 percent, while non-athletes made up 90.1 percent of the sample. Of students surveyed, 79.4 percent identify as heterosexual, 4.5 percent as gay, 11 percent as bisexual and 5.1 percent as other. Those involved in a greek life organization made up 15.9 percent, while non-greek affiliated made up 84.1 percent.


Of students surveyed, 57.2 percent identify as white, 32.5 percent as Asian, 10.9 percent as Hispanic, 7.2 percent as black, 2 percent as American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.8 percent as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and 2.9 percent as other. Students also marked their concentration area(s) — 31.7 percent are in the humanities/arts, 23.2 percent in life sciences, 32.2 percent in physical sciences, 12.5 percent in business (BEO or econ) and 20.2 percent in social sciences. Of students polled, 13.5 percent are legacy students, meaning they have a parent, grandparent or sibling who attended Brown, and 86.4 percent are not. First-generation students made up 16.4 percent of students surveyed and non-first-generation students made up 83.6 percent of the sample. Statistical significance was established at the 0.05 level. All cross tabulations are statistically significant.


University News Editor Anna Kramer ’20 and Metro Editor Emily Davies ’19.5 coordinated the poll. Herald section editors, senior staff writers and other staff members conducted the poll.


Over the next several weeks, The Herald will publish a series of articles about individual poll questions. Find results of previous polls at thebdh.org/poll.



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