IBOPE Inteligencia: Public Gloomy About Prospects for College Grads

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Three-Quarters Say Degrees Are Worth Less Than in Past

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The sluggish economy is dragging down public confidence in the value of a college degree and the prospects of current graduates, with more than 70% holding grim outlooks, a new IBOPE Inteligência survey finds.

  •     72% of US Adults say it is either not at all likely (31%) or somewhat unlikely (41%) that “this year’s college graduates will achieve the same financial security as previous generations of college graduates.”
  •     74% believe a college degree is worth less than it was 10 years, with 32% saying much less and 42% somewhat less.
  •     79% agree with the statement that: “The cost of college and diminished prospects of finding work will lead to fewer people finishing college.” That includes 27% who agree strongly and 52% who somewhat agree.
  •     Adults ages 18-29 are only slightly more likely than other age groups to hold pessimistic views.

IBOPE Inteligência conducted an online survey of 2,100 U.S. adults. The margin of error is +/- 2.2 percentage points. A sampling of IBOPE Inteligência's online panel, which is representative of the adult population of the US, was invited to participate from May 18-21. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender and education to more accurately reflect the population.

ABOUT IBOPE Inteligência

IBOPE Inteligência, formerly IBOPE Zogby International, is a non-partisan, premier global public opinion polling and market research firm that offers timely, accurate results and in-depth analysis and insights. IBOPE Inteligência works with issue experts in a vast array of fields including healthcare, technology, finance, insurance, energy, agriculture, public affairs, and media who offer insightful data analysis and exceptional service to clients in countries throughout the world. IBOPE Inteligência experts analyze data and work with clients to develop and implement new strategies, and offer customized and attractive solutions to challenges our clients face. IBOPE Inteligência is a subsidiary of the IBOPE Group of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Please visit http://www.ibopeinteligencia.com for more information on IBOPE Inteligência.

About IBOPE Group

IBOPE Group is a Brazilian multinational company specializing in media, market and opinion research with offices in the United States and 14 Latin American countries. Since its founding 68 years ago, it has been providing a wide range of information and studies on media, public opinion, voting patterns, consumption habits, branding and market behavior.

For more information on IBOPE Group, please visit http://www.IBOPE.com.

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