Friday, May 05, 2017
College graduation season is upon us, but while Americans still stress the importance of a degree, few think the class of 2017 has marketable job skills.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of American Adults think most college graduates have the skills to enter the workforce. That’s down from the mid-30s in the past two years and back to and back to the level of doubt seen in 2013. Nearly half (49%) of Americans do not think these graduates have the skills needed to get a job, but 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 1-2, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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