National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted January 4-5, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Do people learn more practical skills in college or through life experiences and work after college?
2* In today’s economic environment, is a college degree still a good financial investment?
3* Which of the following educational option offers the best value for the money - a four-year college, a two-year community college, a Masters degree, vocational school, or an online degree?
5* Should every American attend a post-secondary school institution, whether it be college or some kind of vocational school?
6* One major city is now considering a proposal that would require all high school students to apply to at least one college before graduating. Do you favor or oppose a law in your community that would require all high school students to apply to at least one college as a requirement for graduation?
7* The same city is also considering a proposal that would require all high school students to take college entrance exams like the SAT or ACT. Do you favor or oppose a law in your community that would require all high school students to take college entrance exams as a requirement for graduation?
8* Who is most responsible for determining whether a student should apply to college – parents, the school system, the government or the students themselves?
9* If a student is accepted into college but cannot afford to go, should the government pay for that student’s college education?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence